During a fan event for the Blu-ray release of Game of Thrones season 6, Ellie Kendrick spoke to MTV about her character, Meera, and what’s to come for her and Bran. Kendrick first spoke about her respect for Bran’s character:
He’s a little tiny boy who gets plunged into this political chaos, and he’s got this stranger in the form of Meera looking after him, dragging him around. I love the story line he has because he’s this kid who’s been forgotten, but he has these incredible powers to unleash. It makes me think of Stranger Things a bit. He looks small and weak, and yet he’s got this immense strength and capability of mind. That’s going to be one of the most exciting things in the coming episodes because he can reveal all of the past and the future.
Bran’s revelations during season 6 were certainly interesting, so hearing Kendrick tease those out more for season 7 is welcome news. We can only wait to see what Bran’s role in the future events of Game of Thrones will be, and Meera spoke on her role in all of this in particular.
Meera’s main job is the protector. She’s not going to storm in there and tell everyone what to do. She’s the bodyguard. She’s the one who’s got Bran’s back, and she’s making sure that he gets to the places he needs to get to. She sees this as her duty to carry out this mission for him. It’s in her blood; the Reeds are fiercely loyal to the Starks, and she’ll give everything that it takes to protect Bran.
Seems to be more of the same for Meera, protecting Bran. Hopefully though, they’ll meet up with some other friendly characters so Meera won’t have to drag him all of the way to King’s Landing.
Game of Thrones season 6 is now on Blu-Ray.