What It's Really Like to Be on Game of Thrones

Aemilia Madden

If you block out Sunday nights for Game of Thrones, you'll instantly recognize actress Nathalie Emmanuel. As Missandei, trusted advisor to Daenerys, Emmanuel plays one of the pioneering women who have set themselves apart on the show.

But while Game of Thrones may have been Emmanuel's breakout role, there's more to the 28-year-old actress than the HBO hit. "I wouldn't even mind if I was killed off, if it was an epic death," she said in an interview with Byrdie. "That's just the life of an actor. It's always a hustle. You never know what's coming next."

In the interview, Emmanuel also opens up about her fear of tackling new projects, her cultural heritage, and what it's really like to be part of the GOT family. (Here's a hint: When you're in, it's for life.) See a few shots from the shoot below, then check out the rest on Byrdie!

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