Jessica Chastain | Behind the Scenes for InStyle UK February 2013
I certainly relate to Ygritte in the fact that she is so strong and also ruthless as well and I feel that especially within ‘Game of Thrones,’ I think that as a show, it is one of the frontrunners for showing dominant female characters and making sure that men answer to women rather than the other way around… Nobody’s actually come up to me saying that she inspires them, but she certainly inspires me to be tougher. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to the cold. My God, knowing that Ygritte is Wilding to the bone, it was fun to kind of give that a go and to portray that.
“You’re a human being, you live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damn red velvet cupcake.”
I’ve always admired Dolce & Gabbana’s focus on femininity and the way the designers portray women in passionate, audacious ways in their campaigns.
Scarlett Johansson, Dolce & Gabbana Behind The Scenes