Lady Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones, is a woman of substance, with her quick wit and comebacks that can burn worse than Cersei Lannister’s wildfire, she can kick people’s ass like nobody’s business. No matter the number of brilliant characters on the show, Lady Olenna, Margaery Tyrell’s grandmother, always means to put everyone who crosses her, in their place, and she’s gathered a pretty wide fan following owing to her amazing sense of killing people with words of not so much kindness.
The actress who portrays Lady Olenna, Dame Diana Rigg, is an experienced and powerful performer herself, and with her having done proper justice to the character, we really couldn’t ask for anyone else to play her.
During an interview with BBC Hardtalk, Dame Diana spoke about her character Olenna Tyrell, and how she hadn’t known that she was getting involved in something so huge.
“I wasn’t aware I was getting involved in something so huge. I really had no idea,” she said. “I was grateful to get such a good part, and really enjoyed doing it.”
She later added about how Lady Olenna is also pretty evil, and that she likes it. We’d have to agree that we like Olenna Tyrell ‘s amazingly evil nature as well!