'Game of Thrones' star has been banned from watching the TV series until she's 18

'Game of Thrones' star has been banned from watching the TV series until she's 18

One of the most memorable characters to ever exist in Westeros was the almightily tiny Lyanna Mormont.

From the moment she first appeared on our screens back in season six, she stole our hearts with her big and brave attitude  - something she maintained until she met her tragic end at the hands of an undead giant during the Battle of Winterfell.

But true to her character, she did not go down without a fight: 

Now, it's been revealed that 15-year-old Bella Ramsey, who plays Lyanna Mormont, has been banned from watching the TV series until she's 18. This is because of the show's many violent and sexual scenes.

She opened up about it in an interview with the LA Times explaining that, while she has seen a few episodes, even parts of those have been censored by her parents - although she was allowed to watch her death scene in season eight.

"I'll probably watch it all when I'm 18," she said. "Even the episodes I have seen, there have been some parts where mum and dad just stand in front of me to block me seeing anything too gruesome on screen. I was allowed to see myself being killed last Sunday and I've watched a bit of season seven."

A little-known fact about Lyanna is that she was really only supposed to appear in one scene; playing an instrumental role in allowing Jon Snow to become King of the North, but because of her popularity, she became a recurring character.

If you haven't seen it yet, this is the preview trailer for episode five: 

"Lyanna Mormont was supposed to be a one-scene character, and then we met Bella Ramsey and we realized that we would not be doing our jobs if we kept her as a one-scene character," showrunner DB Weiss said.

Describing her own character's death, Ramsey said: "I was pretty excited. I think it's a great death. If you're going to die on Game of Thrones, at least die well… It was heroic, which I'm very grateful for."

"It sounds terrible, but I wanted her to die a great death. Or have a final scene of something really significant."