Congratulations: 24 nominations for “Game of Thrones,” including a nomination for yourself in Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama. Where were you when you found out?
-She was at the doctor's office and had to try to contain her excitement.
Did you contact Lena Headey [also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series] and say congratulations as well? Have you two spoken?
We’ve not spoken, but we’ve been using the telecommunications to congratulate one another for sure.
Are you excited to be going directly against Lena for the nomination? How will you guys have fun with that? Have you already started teasing?
I definitely think we’re going to have a lot of fun with that. I admire her so much. I think that the work that she does on our show is absolutely exceptional. And I think that she’s so brave. With every season, it gets more messy with her, and with her character in this brilliant way. And then last season saw her being torn down from her high place, all powerful position. And then you get to see this really guttural, visceral performance; it just broke my heart.
And Peter Dinklage also has a nomination, and this season was the first time you got to work with him on set. What was that like?
He’s so funny and charming and gorgeous and talented. Every now and again, you meet actors who just literally make days brighter, and Peter is exactly that person.
Could you give hints for Dany in Season 6?
I’ve read the script....and its really exciting. There's very little setup next season. It’s just go, go, go, go. Shocking moment to shocking moment. Epic moment to epic moment. It’s mental; it’s epic. And definitely Dany’s a part of it.
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