Dowd: What’s with you and redheads?
Martin: I like redheads! I’m married to a redhead. And I’ve known other redheads in the past. But I also like blondes and brunettes and other people, even women who occasionally shave their heads. So there’s — I think redheads are amazing.
Artist’s Note: Now that the first episode of the new season of Game of Thrones is going to be called “Red Woman,” and Preston Jacobs has recently been talking about the special place red headed women have in GRRM’s work, I thought I’d put some kissed-by-fire ladies together. These are some of the most important:
Clockwise from top left: Lady Rohanne Lannister (nee. Webber), Lady Jenny of Oldstones, Lady Catelyn Stark (nee. Tully), Lady Lysa Arryn (nee. Tully), Lady Sansa Lannister (nee. Stark), Melisandre, Ygritte of the Free Folk & Lady Danelle Lothston.