‘Game of Thrones’ Melisandre Attends a Baby Shower

Seth Meyers and Carice van Houten
Seth Meyers with wife Alexi Ashe and actress Carice van Houten as Melisandre on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
Never ever invite Game of Thrones Melisandre to your party unless you’re prepared to put out fires, literally. Seth Meyers’ new Late Night skit finds Melisandre (Carice van Houten) attending her very first baby shower which turns out to be a complete and total disaster. Melisandre’s a real Debbie Downer at the party, and even her gift to Seth and Alexi Ashe is inappropriate. Melisandre tries to engage in small talk but can’t quite get the hang of it, bringing the party down by revealing she’s attracted to someone who may be dead (Jon Snow) and by describing in detail how she gave birth to a shadow demon.

And speaking of giving birth to a shadow demon, van Houten described the experience on HBO’s Game of Thrones website, saying, “Like everyone else, I was very impressed by what they did with it. It’s something you’ve never seen. It was really cool that I was a part of that. The whole scene of giving birth was both painful and ecstatic… It was a mixture of almost orgasm and extreme pain, which made it a little different, a little weird, and a little spooky. I quite liked that direction.”

Watch the Melisandre Baby Shower video:

For those who are need a refresher on Melisandre, here’s the description of the character as provided by HBO: “A Red priestess from Asshai, Melisandre worships the Lord of Light. Her visions have told her that Stannis is the true king and as his advisor, she has encouraged him to pursue the throne at all costs.”

In addition to her role in Game of Thrones, Carice van Houten’s credits include Race, The Fifth Estate, Jackie, Repo Men, and Black Death.