Game Of Thrones Season 2: Jeyne Westerling is different from the book

Game Of Thrones’ Oona Chaplin talks exclusively to SciFiNow about Jeyne Westerling’s bigger role and Season 2’s departure from George RR Martin’s books

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Oona Chaplin as Marnie Madden in BBC's The Hour.

Another new cast member for Game Of Thrones Season 2, Oona Chaplin takes on the role of Jeyne Westerling – a character almost impossible to discuss without spoilers – although her increased role in the show is one of the first major departures from George RR Martin’s source material, and a sign that Game Of Thrones is going to increasingly follow the trajectory of The Walking Dead and True Blood and keep even fans of the written material on the edge of their seats.

“Well, there has been much speculation on the Jeyne that I’m playing all I’ll say is you guys are in for a big surprise,” teased Chaplin at at the launch party for Game Of Thrones: The Complete First Series on DVD and Blu-ray. “There may be some canoodling involved, we can definitely say there is a kiss with a certain lovely gentleman who we’ve seen in the trailer.

“Even though the series is based on the books,” she continued, “there’s so much going on on screen and there’s so much that’s missed out from the books, so it’s like they’re two different things.”

Having recently held supporting roles in BBC’s Sherlock and The Hour, Chaplin is one of the many rising stars in Game Of Thrones’ amazingly strong cast.

“It’s incredible, really,” said Chaplin of being involved in the show. “It’s such a major production and on my first day there was something like 150 extras. It was terrifying but just as exciting and wonderful.

“I wasn’t actually aware of the books before we started filming but now I’m well into the third and I’m like ‘Aaaargh!'”

Game Of Thrones Season 2 begins April 2 on Sky Atlantic HD. For that aforementioned kiss, head to 0:34 of the following trailer for a first glimpse of Jeyne Westerling in ‘action’.

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