A new Game of Thrones trailer surfaced today courtesy of HBO Asia, bringing with it a few new shots of footage including one of a wildling woman with a familiar face.
Identified in our comments section by WotW reader SerCountryFriedSteak, the wildling is played by Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sørensen. She’s best known for playing news anchor Katrine Fønsmark for three seasons on the hit drama Borgen.
The actress is also set to appear in the Martin Scorsese-directed HBO pilot focusing on the ’70’s rock ‘n roll scene.
UPDATE!: The actress has confirmed on her Twitter that she is playing “a wildling chieftainess concerned with the future of her people.”
So who is she playing in Game of Thrones? The actress’s specific role is unknown at the moment. Our sources confirm that that was her in the trailer, but that she is not playing Val, the wildling ‘princess’ featured in the last few ASOIAF novels.
Last fall, multiple wildling leaders were cast for a major battle episode this year that we now know is focusing on the location called Hardhome. Perhaps Sørensen is playing one of the other notable wildling figures and her character is an invented one? Given that she is a well-established actress and featuring in an HBO pilot at the moment, she’d hardly be just an extra.