ESME Bianco played Ros on 14 episodes on the HBO epic fantasy series Game of Thrones from 2011 to 2013.
Esme Bianco as Ros on Game of ThronesCredit: HBO
Why did Ros star Esme Bianco leave Game of Thrones?
Esme Bianco’s character Ros was killed off during season three of the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Ros was written for the HBO series, and was not inspired by the George RR Martin series of books, according to The Express.
A prostitute, Ros is believed to be the first character not in the books that was created for the wildly popular series.
Bianco’s Ros was initially a guest star on the first season but ended up appearing in 14 episodes.
Esme Bianco in 2018Credit: Getty
What did Esme Bianco say about her exit from Game of Thrones?
The character of Ros was brutally murdered by Joffrey Baratheon, played by Jack Gleeson.
Bianco said she found out about her character’s demise when she got a call from creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss.
“They were so sweet,” she told HBO, according to The Express.
“They called me themselves and broke the news to me.
In all honesty, it’s amazing she survived as long as she did, considering that Ned Stark (Sean Bean) lost his head in episode nine of season one.
Bianco attends a movie premiere in Los Angeles in 2017Credit: Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan
“But I didn’t know immediately how it was coming about. I was furious when I found it was Joffrey – Joffrey of all people?”
She said she had no bad feelings about how she left the show.
“I recently had dinner with another one of the writers, and he told me about some of the other ideas that got floated for how Ros would meet her grisly end,” she told IGN, according to The Express.
“Actually, the end that I got is better than the alternatives.
Bianco at the Grammys in Los Angeles in 2014Credit: Getty
“I’m just gonna put it that way. The death I got, actually, maybe wasn’t that bad in comparison.”
She added: “The death scene sucked because it was my death scene, but it was just a long, hot … it actually wasn’t that long a day, but it felt long because I had prosthetics before we started shooting,
“Then being on set and having to hold that position of hanging from my wrists and not being able to move is really taxing, actually physically a lot harder than I expected to be.
“So that day was tough, and it was sad, and it was weird. It was a weird way to go, and I was really mad about that.
“I mean, of all of the people to kill me, the fact that Joffrey killed me is seriously not OK.”
Bianco has also appeared on The Magicians and Supergirl.