Rose Leslie, the wild girl Ygritte from Game of Thrones, plays another woman with a complicated personal life in The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Who better to be the sassy wife of a time traveler than the wild girl Ygritte from Game of Thrones?
Rose Leslie, who gained fame for her role as a ferocious and ferocious archer who loves Jon Snow and aims an arrow at him, may have wanted to kill the object of her affection in the epic HBO series, but in real life she married him, tying the knot. with Kit Harington in 2018.
Now, in her latest HBO series The Time Traveler’s Wife, Leslie plays another woman with a complicated personal life. Claire Abshire is destined to fall in love with Henry DeTamble (Theo James), a man whose strange genetic condition causes him to travel through time, bonding with her at different stages in their lives – often at the wrong time or age.
When 20-year-old Claire first meets 28-year-old Henry in the library, he has never seen her before, even though she has known him for most of her life. Convinced by what Claire tells him that they are destined to be together, Henry begins a journey into Claire’s youth, beginning at the age of six. During one visit, Henry gives her a list of dates for when he will show up so that she will remember to prepare clothes and food for when he shows up naked and sometimes ill.
Leslie can play “wife” but she is not a gender stereotype. As a child, teenager, and woman, Claire calls Henry because of his unpredictability and inconsistency.
When it came to choosing Claire, director David Nutter only had Leslie in mind.
“When I read the character and read three pages of the script, I wrote Rose Leslie as Claire,” says Nutter, who won an Emmy for his work on Game of Thrones and also credits Entourage, The Sopranos and Terminator: The Sarah. Connor Chronicles is among his directing credits. “She’s a fantastic actress.”
Based on the 2003 bestseller by Audrey Niffenegger, which was previously adapted as a film starring Rachel McAdams and Australian Eric Bana, the series is much more about Claire than Henry, and more about their relationship than time travel.
Leslie admits that she gave up trying to understand the physics of time and went for what it revealed about love, fraught with separations, obstacles and incompatibilities.
Despite Claire’s “extraordinary position, she never became bitter or full of self-pity, she rode this very difficult wave,” explains Leslie. “And knowing that she has dedicated herself to a life of uncertainty is admirable. And the acceptance she began to feel, to be unwavering in their love, knowing that she would have her trials and tribulations, and yet the commitment she showed them as a team, I think would be good for any relationship. ”
“I have to say that only Rose Leslie got it. She was vital. Alive. Now,” says screenwriter Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, The X-Files). “As much as she loves Henry, she resists being told, ‘This is the only future you’re allowed.’ Even though she likes this future, she doesn’t like being told.”
Happily ever after is not guaranteed, no matter how it is meant to be.
“I think that luck also depends a lot on life,” says Leslie. “Of course Claire believes she is destined to be with Henry. I don’t know if I would believe it myself, but Claire is very unwavering in her determination. This is the man for her. This is the life she chooses. And she loves Henry with all her heart and knows it.”
When she is six years old, Henry is on a pedestal; when she is 16, she is flirtatious; and when she’s in her twenties, she’s “a little disappointed with what she sees in him,” says Leslie.
“But I still feel like there was always some hidden love for him. And as she becomes more mature and in her 30s, she is more down to earth in her interactions with him. It was a lot of fun to play.”
It’s also fun to watch, especially if the pandemic has made you wonder if whoever you’re with is really the one.
“The most interesting thing about a relationship is its duration,” Moffat says.
The plot of The Time Traveler’s Wife uses time as a way to “jump all those years, decades, and moments in the wrong order to remind us that love goes hand in hand with loss. One means the other, and this creates a completely stable, happy, countdown relationship. It restores the drama of what is commonplace in many of our lives.”
“The Time Traveler’s Wife” is now streaming on BINGE.
Originally published as GoT Star Rose Leslie’s Shocking New Love Story Complicated by Time