Meet your new favorite person, the 12-year-old who plays Lyanna Mormont, Bella Ramsey.

Meet your new favorite person, the 12-year-old who plays Lyanna Mormont, Bella Ramsey.
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Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 6 below, of course.

HBO's official Game of Thrones blog wisely decided to interview everyone's favorite season six breakout star, the 12-year-old actress who plays Lady Lyanna Mormont.

Meet your new favorite person, the 12-year-old who plays Lyanna Mormont, Bella Ramsey.
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She's known by her family, friends, and vassals as Bella Ramsey, and she apparently wasn't allowed to watch Game of Thrones before she got the part.

HBO: Had you seen the show before filming your scenes?

Bella Ramsey: When I knew I got the part, I was allowed to watch a few suitable snippets. I was interested to see the bit in Season 5 when Stannis [Baratheon] received Lyanna's letter.

Wow. It's a violent, brutal show—and she's 12—so it makes sense. But hopefully she gets a courtesy HBO password now, at the very least to watch, um, Vinyl? Actually, is there any show on HBO that's appropriate for a child?

Meet your new favorite person, the 12-year-old who plays Lyanna Mormont, Bella Ramsey.
The letter Lyanna's character sends Stannis before she ever appears on screen.

At one point in the interview, she's asked about her character's namesake. If it wasn't actually an HBO rep asking the questions, you might think they were trying to elicit a spoiler. Lyanna Stark is widely believed to be Jon Snow's mother, a long-held theory that was almost certainly confirmed in the latest season finale.

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HBO: Did they tell you about the character you are named after?

Bella Ramsey: Not really. I knew that Lyanna was named after her, but that's all I needed to know, I think. Lyanna Mormont is very much her own person.

Bella was *this* close to blurting out: "HELL YEAH, HER PLUS RHAEGAR EQUALS JON SNOW, CONFIRMED." But she kept her cool.

Meet your new favorite person, the 12-year-old who plays Lyanna Mormont, Bella Ramsey.
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Ramsey also shares her approach to acting, and how the show's affected her life. Although it's a brief interview and her responses are never more than a few sentences, it's interesting nevertheless to hear a 12-year-old's take on being at the center of a culture phenomenon:

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It took me a while to realize it. I actually woke up one morning and the first thing I thought was, “Wow, I really am integral to the storyline.”

Yes, you are. May your childhood stardom never affect your adult sanity. All hail Lyanna Mormont.

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