“Remember — she left Iowa at age 12, and has had the courage not to learn anything since.”—STEPHEN COLBERT, reacting to Michele Bachmann’s claim that “everything I need to know, I learned in Iowa,” on The Colbert Report (via inothernews)
“Well, they’re not separate entities, but I haven’t seen anything that I would necessarily add. David and Dan are doing a great job of adapting the books and explaining things in visual terms and cinematic terms that I do by other means in prose. The major impact going forward, if there is any impact in changing what I had in mind, might be the actors. When I first saw [the still photo that came with] the audition tape for Natalia Tena, who plays Osha, I said, ‘Why are they reading her for this part? She’s all wrong for this part. She’s too young, she’s too pretty.’ And then I saw her audition and she was incredible, and I wrote David and Dan right away, so I asked, ‘Have you heard [whether she got the part]? She’s amazing. I couldn’t take my eyes off her in this audition. She’s so much more interesting than the other people we’re reading, even though the other people are closer to what’s in the book.’ So that’s a case where they actually, by the actress that they’ve cast, have made a character more interesting than the character that I describe in the books. So when I bring her back, I’m going to have to make her more interesting than she previously was, because I think there’s a lot of stuff there and I think that actress could do a good job with it.”—
George R.R Martin on whether the HBO series and the books are separate entities and whether the show will effect how he writes the future books.
I really liked Osha in the book, but I love her in the series. I can’t wait to see (and read) more about her.