Naomi Watts Teases Mystery Role In Game Of Thrones Prequel

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Everything about the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel is still a mystery. Not surprisingly, Naomi Watts is still reluctant to talk about her secret role in the upcoming HBO series but she still managed to get people hyped up.

Watts recently promoted her new film Luce at the Sundance Film Festival. When Variety asked if she could talk about the plot of the prequel, the Shut In actress immediately refused to say anything. However, she did reveal why she decided to take on a lead role in the Game of Thrones series.

"It's a fantastic world, isn't it? I think there's so many brilliant elements to that series that make it very exciting, very appealing. I don't want to dig myself into a big hole here. All I want to say is it's very exciting…I'll say that again and again and again — and nothing else."

Not much is known about Watts' character in the new series other than she is supposed to be "a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret." There are speculations that the Mulholland Drive actress will portray someone who has already been mentioned in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels.

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Martin had previously tweeted about Watts' casting and somehow revealed that the prequel will be titled The Long Night. However, the author later redacted his statement and the announcement of the full cast confirmed that The Long Night will be the title of the show's pilot.

The Game of Thrones prequel series has not yet been given an official release date. However, it is expected to air on HBO by 2020.

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