Speaking at a spotlight panel during the second annual Con of Thrones, the star began: “I was originally just called ‘the red-headed whore’.
“I didn’t have a name at that point. And I was only meant to do this one scene with [Tyrion].
“They reshot almost the entire pilot with the exception of my scene with Peter [Dinklage].”
Moreover, the star revealed that it was Game of Thrones author George R.R Martin’s idea to give her character a name.
Being more closely involved in production in the early stages, he suggested she should be called something other than “red-headed whore.”