If you watched Iron Fist (our condolences), the highlight by far was Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing. But before she was cast in the Netflix Marvel-verse, Henwick portrayed Nymeria Sand of Dorne on Game of Thrones, and she wasn’t sure she could return for Season 7.
I wasnt able to do it, Henwick told Entertainment Weekly. My schedule clashed. I was filming Iron Fist for six-to-seven months and they wouldnt give me the time off. [GoT] was so massive for me in terms of my career and building my profile and as an experience in itself, I wanted to return.”
Henwick recalled a producer telling her, “Its really important that you come back otherwise your character will just disappear,” which isn’t a threat when you’re on a show where characters die in the thousands.
“So I spoke to Marvel and I managed to get a release,” Henwick said in the EW interview. “I literally was flying back and forth while I was doing Iron Fist in New York to Belfast, even during Christmas break.
Nymeria is currently in Dorne with her sisters, the other Sand Snakes, and Ellaria Sand. They’ve been approached by Olenna Tyrell, who seeks vengeance against Cersei Lannister for the deaths of Margaery, Loras, and Mace Tyrell.
Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres July 16.
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