isitaboutmycube asked: What do you think is the longview with the change of Jeyne Westerling to Talisa in the TV series? Outside of the obvious "it won't matter much" scenario, I have two other ideas: 1) she truly is a Lannister spy, and it condenses the storyline with the Westerlings into a single character instead of the whole family or 2) Talisa will be the girl who Bolton turns into "Arya Stark" to marry his bastard? Could make sense since Chaplin was on set for the RW...your thoughts?
I think it’s nothing more and nothing less than the filmmakers saying “You know, Jeyne Westerling’s kind of a dud, so let’s replace her with a more unusual character.” I doubt there’s any skullduggery beyond that involved, either on their end or hers. I certainly can’t see any way in which using her as the false Arya makes any sense at all — Oona Chaplin is 11 years older than Maisie Williams, and while ages can be fudged for older characters, there’s no way to pass a woman in her twenties off as a girl in her tweens. Heck, I saw a similar theory about Ros, who’s played by a woman more than twice Maisie Williams’s age. And man, if you had to pick the two actresses who look least like Arya, olive-skinned Chaplin and red-headed Bianco would be way up high on the list!
So yeah, it’s just a matter of wanting to take Robb’s romance down a different direction. The hoofprints were made by horses, not zorses.