This is madness, she told herself as she lifted the black-and-scarlet egg from the velvet. It will only crack and burn, and it’s so beautiful, Ser Jorah will call me a fool if I ruin it, and yet, and yet… Cradling the egg with both hands, she carried it to the fire and pushed it down amongst the burning coals. The black scales seemed to glow as they drank the heat. Flames licked against the stone with small red tongues.
“It was a big step, to go from not talking to people to stepping on to a stage. That’s when I felt the most comfortable, because I could do anything I wanted to and say anything I wanted to, even if people didn’t laugh.”
As artists, we thrive when we can express our comfort and our
discomfort. If a certain scene is really challenging for us, if we’re in
an environment where we feel safe, we’re able to do our work. [Viola Davis] makes
me feel so safe, and so empowered, because I see the beauty in what
she’s doing, I see the way she treats everyone so well.
brings you in, and it feels like family. When you’re in that kind of
family environment, when you’re tasked with doing something difficult,
you can allow yourself to be brave because you know you’re surrounded by
people that love you, that only want the best for you. From day one,
it’s been that wonderful. I was terrified. That first scene we’re in
together in the pilot, I was so scared. Here she is, being amazing in
this room, and I just want her to think I’m amazing too.