60 Photos of the Game of Thrones Cast You’ve Never Seen Before
The Night is Dark and Full of Cruel Jokes
The burning of Shireen Baratheon remains one of the most singularly traumatizing things that has ever happened on Game of Thrones. It’s an action that forever tarnishes Melisandre, so it’s slightly strange to see Carice Van Houten posing with Kelly Ingram, the young actress who played Shireen.
Not only are the two of them posing together, but Carice is also holding a box of Duraflame Quick Start. This is the cruelest joke imaginable. It’s a reminder of the truly horrific way that Shireen met her end. She was one of the show’s purest characters, and one of the least deserving of the fate she received.