The first “Game of the Thrones” cast member has stepped into the role of Lady Maeve, the Game of the Day hostess.
Lena Headely, who plays the role in the upcoming HBO hit, will play Maeve on the show.
Headeily has already had roles in “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” but her role is the first of a lifetime.
In a series of tweets, the “Game Of The Thrones” star says she’s excited to “explore the history and culture of the Game” and hopes to find out “why some of the characters were chosen as Game of Thrones characters.”
Hadely says that she’s already been in touch with the show’s creator, George R.R. Martin, about her new role.
“I’ve been doing my own thing since I was 13 years old, and I’m excited to find something new and fresh,” she said.
“If you can’t wait to get back on the air, I’m sure you’ll be excited to get the game!”
Fans of the show, which has become a hit in its third season, have been speculating for years about Maeve’s origins.
The Game of The Day host was born in Ireland, where she’s from.
She moved to the United Kingdom when she was three, and is now based in London.
Fans have also speculated about Maevins origins in the past, with some speculating that the character was inspired by the Welsh legend of “The Maiden Who Came Before.”