NAOMI Watts’ upcoming appearance on Game of Thrones prequel Bloodmoon is a hot topic among fans of the show.
The pilot episode for the Westeros spin-off has already been filmed and those up to speed with George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels have already began speculating about who Watts will play.
Adding fuel to the fire, the blonde took to Instagram after the Emmy Awards with a pic of herself meeting GOT femme fatales Lena Headey, who played Cersei Lannister, and Gwendoline Christie, who played Brienne of Tarth.
Watts wore a chic strapless black gown, while Lena opted for a plunging floral number and Christie rocked a stunning draped gown with a red cape.
“This was a bit exciting!” Watts wrote to her 1.2m Instagram followers.
“Loved bumping into these seriously talented ladies. Game of Thrones, congratulations!”
Fans took to the comments section to share their well wishes, fizzing over with excitement as Watts was welcomed into the fold.
“They’ve passed the torch, couldn’t be more excited for Bloodmoon,” one user wrote.
“Three absolute queens! Naomi you are so gonna smash it,” another added.
“You’re an absolute class act and so worthy of a spot on a GOT show, shame you won’t be able to work with these two directly,” a third chimed in.
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Given that the prequel is set centuries before the events of the main series and Cersei Lannister met a bitter end at the end of the last season, it’s extremely unlikely Watts will appear on screen with Christie and Headey.
Some eagle-eyed followers of Martin’s books think Watts will play the wife of Azor Ahai, Nissa Nissa.
Though unnamed, Watts’ character was previously described as “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret,” in keeping with the lore around Nissa Nissa.
What’s more, pictures leaked online purporting to be of Naomi on set in costume befitting a Westerosi noble of some magnitude.
Alas, as those who know their Game of Thrones history will be aware Nissa Nissa was famously stabbed through the heart by her husband in a sacrifice to defeat the White Walkers and bring back light to the world.
Watts’ kind words come after Game of Thrones raked in a whopping 32 nominations at this year’s Emmy Awards, bagging the all-important win for Outstanding Drama Series.
Meanwhile Peter Dinklage won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister.