Poor Irri. The character, played by Amrita Acharia has gone through so much. The death of her love, her devotion to Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), the walk through the Red Wastes, only to die in the beautiful but dangerous city of Qarth while defending Dany’s dragons. We got a chance to chat with Acharia about learning the language of the Khalasar and what we’re going to miss from the books, since there, she’s still alive and kicking.
We wanted to know about learning Dothraki. She says, “Well, I’m multilingual. I learned Norwegian from scratch when I was younger. So for me, it wasn’t as daunting, maybe, as it might be. I found it really exciting. I love a bit of a challenge like that. I thought it was fun. It’s an interesting language and it sounds kind of coarse and quite sort of deep. I think they did an amazing job of creating it.”
“In episode six, Irri gets killed off. It’s not expected because it doesn’t happen in the books. I think some fans might be a bit disappointed because of all the kinky scenes.” In the books, Irri becomes Daenerys’ lover to keep her from being lonely. “Those aren’t going to happen,” she laughs. “But I’m sure HBO will make up for it in some other way.”
We asked her how she felt when she read the script. “It was a surprise,” she says. “It’s also a good death scene, so if I’m going to go, it’s a good way to go.”
We’ll miss you, Irri! Don’t forget to check out our review of “Game of Thrones,” Season 2, episode 6 “The Old Gods and the New.”