Everyone now knows there is no word for thank you in Dothraki, but exotic actress Amrita Acharia can thank her sometimes overlooked performance in the TV blockbuster series for helping boost her profile around the media world.
This week her new movie, Jeg er din (I am yours), by first time director Iram Haq, is released in Scandinavia and will hopefully soon be hitting cinemas internationally. It features Luger’s favourite Dothraki handmaiden in a lead role where she oozes sexuality, playing a single mother moving from Norway to Sweden and falling in and out of relationships and gives the actress the chance to show more of her dramatic range.
“The film explores the consequences of this alienation, but deals with universal challenges I’m sure many people can relate to,” says Acharia. “It peels back a lot of taboos surrounding being a single mother, sexual promiscuity, unstable careers and what we feel is perhaps expected of us from the communities around us.” (Source: norwegian.com)
Apart from Amrita, UK and Irish viewers of Jeg er din should recognise Swedish actor Ola Rapace from the first season of the original Swedish TV series Wallander, the series that kick-started the Scandi drama phenomenon on the BBC. (Continues below)
Amrita may have the chance to build her career away from Game of Thrones, playing roles where her sensuality and appealing playfulness can shine though.
Although many viewers were dismayed when Acharia’s character Irri was prematurely killed off in the second season in 2012, Amrita may have the chance to build her career away from Game of Thrones, playing roles where her sensuality and appealing playfulness can shine though, rather than be fixed in a public mindset that more longer lasting characters could find hard to escape. She’s also recently been filming Camouflage in LA, in which she plays a Middle Eastern FBI agent.
Amrita has promised Luger via Twitter that she will let us know when Jeg er din gets an international release and the actress is due to return to the Game of Thrones spiritual home of Belfast for the TitanCon convention in early September, so watch out for some more updates, our full review of the movie and more news on Amrita Acharia. We’re also planning an in-depth interview with Game of Thrones storyboard wizard and comic book artist William Simpson who will also be in Belfast.
UPDATE Jeg er din (I am yours) has been selected for the Toronto Film Festival and now has a trailer with English subtitles.