Rose Leslie cast as Ygritte
This was perhaps the longest-anticipated casting news for season two!
Ygritte is a spearwife of Mance Rayder’s wildlings, the Free Folk who live beyond the Wall in the North. A witty, liberal and skilled warrior “kissed by fire” (her red hair is perceived as lucky), Ygritte becomes a vital mentor, guide and love interest to Jon Snow.
Rose Leslie is a Scottish actress most noted for her recent turn as Gwen, a housemaid who aspires to be a secretary, in series one of Downton Abbey.
so this is the girl we’re gonna be jealous of?