Game of Thrones actress Jessica Henwick almost quit show due to scheduling conflict with Iron Fist
Jessica Hemwick, also known as Nymeria Sand from Game of Thrones, Colleen Wing from Marvel's Iron Fist or Jessika Pava from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is breaking barriers and conquering famous franchises like it's child's play.
Henwick's last venture as Colleen Wing however, almost led the actress to quit from Game of Thrones — which would have resulted in the virtual disappearance of a character that will be very important to the story's socio-political war narrative in it's seventh season. Nymeria Sand along with her sisters and mother, will also be a a crucial ally for Daenerys Targaryen or the Mother of Dragons.
Nymeria's character was last seen during a meeting between Ellaria Sand (her onscreen mother), Olenna Tyrell and Varys which was a subtle indication that we'd be seeing the Sand's supporting Daenerys in their fight against house Lannister in season seven.
Henwick, however, has reportedly been so caught up with the shoots for her Marvel/Netflix shows that she thought it would almost be impossible for her to return to Game of Thrones.
"I wasn’t able to do it. My schedule clashed. I was filming Iron Fist for six-to-seven months and they wouldn’t give me the time off. [GoT] was so massive for me in terms of my career and building my profile and as an experience in itself, I wanted to return. So I spoke to Marvel and I managed to get a release. I literally was flying back and forth while I was doing Iron Fist in New York to Belfast, even during Christmas break. We pick up right where we left off and get into the nitty gritty very quickly. There is no time wasted this season," said Henwick according to an Entertainment Weekly report.
A Game of Thrones producer explained to Henwick that it was very important for her to return to the show, otherwise her character would just disappear from the narrative, according to the same Entertainment Weekly report.