Game of Thrones is one of the biggest shows on television, and the biggest show HBO has ever produced. The show has become, after four seasons, a cultural phenomenon. So we’re a little shocked to hear that one of the new cast members for Season 5 didn’t even know what the show was!


Italian actress Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, who will be playing Sand Snake Tyene Sand next season, tells la Repubblica about the show, “I realized it was a phenomenon from the reaction of others,” Rosabell reveals. “My agent asked me to shoot a video alone, at home, in which I tried to kill someone. A few weeks later, I was in London, and they called me saying, ‘The creators of Game of Thrones want you for a second audition.’ I was then subjected to intensive sword training and martial arts.”

Even though Rosabell was initially unfamiliar with the material, she became a quick study and has since binge-watched the first two seasons. Though she’s still not sure what to make of the character she’ll be playing. “I don’t know if I will be good or bad, I must avenge the death of my father,” Rosabell says. “From my point of view, it’s the right choice, but killing people maybe isn’t.”

Try telling that to Oberyn.