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'Game of Thrones' star Rose Leslie had role gift-wrapped with a bow
By ETHAN SACKS

Don't let that gorgeous smile and charming Scottish lilt fool you.

“Game of Thrones” actress Rose Leslie completely empathizes with her jilted character on the hit HBO series, a wildling woman capable of riddling her fleeing lover with arrows.

“This is a classic tale of female betrayal,” the 27-year-old starlet told the Daily News. “I feel all women who have been wronged can relate to that because you feel so foolish, so silly for falling for it. People come up to me and go, ‘I can’t believe you got Jon Snow with three arrows!’ Are you joking? Of course she did. He betrayed her. I fully back (my character) Ygritte for those actions, 100 percent.”

Leslie seemingly was born to star in the fantasy series — the fourth season of which begins Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO — given that she grew up in an honest-to-goodness castle.

“That is my home, that’s where my parents live,” she says of Clan Leslie’s 15th century, seven bedroom Lickeyhead Castle. “I just wish there were dungeon cells. That would have been so much fun for hide-and-seek when I was younger, playing with my four siblings.”

Her parents are still getting used to idea that there was a vocation besides the family business of regional nobility — even after their middle child landed a plum role as a maid on “Downton Abbey.”

Now, she’s so recognizable from “Game of Thrones” that drivers will shout her character’s catch-phrase (“You know nothing, Jon Snow!”) as she walks the streets of London or New York.

There is no lounging in fairy tale-like castles, however, for Leslie on “Game of Thrones.” While her good friend and co-star Emilia Clarke is “sunning herself” filming in exotic Morocco, Leslie is among those exiled to the southern coast of Iceland, which doubles for the frozen north on the show.

“You’re looking left and right and you can’t see an end — it’s magical,” she says. “And then of course you are shooting in minus 18 on your first day and you’re thinking it’s not so pretty, it’s not so magical.

“Sometimes you think your nose is going to fall off. With the men, their beards would freeze over. You’d be huddling around a fire or whatever, you could be talking to them a minute ago and you turn around and they are snowmen already.”

Once she got over not feeling her fingers when she grips her bow, filming did have its joys for a girl who grew up a tomboy in Aberdeenshire.

Take the scene last season where Ygritte scales The Wall only to have her axe loosen, cascading ice and causing her to drop until she’s saved from certain death only by a thin rope.

“To shoot that I had to be dropped from 45 feet up to a mat at the bottom,” she explains. “I was having so much fun, I was going, ‘Wheeee!,’ every time I was dropped so we had to do it several takes just because the director wasn’t getting the shot that he wanted.

“I couldn’t bring (the shock and fear in my eyes) because I was having too much fun.”

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