From HBO’s video Season 5 – New Cast Members we saw that the first recast had happened. Last season we had several recasting’s, even our second recast for a single character (The Mountain). But for this season the new face of Myrcella Bartheon will be the actress Nell Tiger Free. Nell Tiger Free has appeared in Mr.Stink, as well as an episode of Endeavour.
For those of you who forgot Myrcella was last seen in season 2 getting on a ship to sail to Dorne. Mycella was betrothed to Trystane in a marriage alliance between House Martell and House Lannister. With the recent events in Kings Landing, with Oberyn’s duel, you can expect there to be some tension in Dorne. Myrcella’s role in season 5 is explained a bit more in HBO’s press release:
Myrcella Baratheon is officially the eldest child of Cersei Lannister and the late King Robert Baratheon, though in truth her father is Cersei’s own brother, Jaime Lannister. For years, she has been a guest and ward of Prince Doran, betrothed to his son, but her position has become tenuous with the death of Oberyn Martell, the Prince’s brother.
Check out the awesome, and kind of sad, Vine posted by the previous actress of Myrcella, Aimee Richardson.
So what do you think of this recasting? Are you excited to see a new actress taking on the mantle of Myrcella Baratheon?