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The Actor Who Plays Melisandre On “Game Of Thrones” Made A Dark But Funny Joke About Shireen

R'hllor approved.

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Carice van Houten is most known for playing Melisandre on Game of Thrones.

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She plays a priestess who worships R'hllor, aka the Lord of Light.

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In Season 5 of the show, Shireen Baratheon was burned alive by her father, Stannis Baratheon, because Melisandre instructed him to.

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Shireen was killed because Melisandre convinced Stannis that sacrificing his daughter was the right thing to do for R'hllor.

As you can imagine, it was not only incredibly messed up but it was also emotionally taxing.

HOW DARE YOU, STANNIS?! HOW DARE YOU?!?!?!

http://its-uptome.tumblr.com/post/120996225822/forgive-me
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It's been more than a year since Shireen was burned at the stake as if she were a witch from Salem, Massachusetts, but on Wednesday Houten tweeted a photo of herself with Kerry Ingram, who played Shireen, presumably from that day of filming.

AWKWARD INDEED, MELISANDRE.
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AWKWARD INDEED, MELISANDRE.

The firestarter though. 😫😫😫

https://twitter.com/caricevhouten/status/748144163753955328

No worries — it looks like the image might've been photoshopped.

At least Houten has a sense of humor, but she didn't have to reopen the Shireen-sized hole in our hearts.

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