Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), who Nicks describes as ‘sickly, deeply, sadistically evil’, in Game of Thrones. Photo: SuppliedFleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks has confessed she’s a huge fan of Game of Thrones and wants to write music for the show.
Nicks told Britain’s Radio Times that after she contracted pneumonia and her mother died in 2011, she became a recluse and was comforted by the HBO drama.
“I didn’t leave the house for almost five months … With my pneumonia and my mother’s death I watched the entire first season of Game of Thrones. That certainly took my mind off everything,” she said.
Nicks thought so much about George RR Martin’s characters and plot that she now wants to contribute to it.
“I would love to write some music for the show. I’ve written a bunch of poetry about it — one for each of the characters. On Jon Snow … on Arya … on Cersei … on Cersei and Jaime, the blonde on blonde … on Khaleesi …
“I’m always looking for that kind of inspiration, and I’m very inspired by it.”
Nicks admires Martin’s ability to create complex worlds with such well-drawn characters.
“The guy who wrote these stories [Martin] is my age now, and I think: how in the world does somebody come up with these 15 or so characters and then everything that’s wrapped around each one of the 15 characters? It blows my mind that he’s able to create this vast, interlinked world.”
Nicks admitted a fondness for many of the show’s female characters – whether good or evil.
“Khaleesi [Emilia Clarke] is my new favourite heroine. And Cersei [Lena Headey] is fantastic. She’s just mean as shit. And you know who else is mean? Not Joffrey [Jack Gleeson] — he’s beyond. He’s just sickly, deeply, sadistically evil. But no, the one that’s going to marry him, Margaery [played by Natalie Dormer]. She is just such a great evil person. And she thinks she is going to be able to handle him. And then you have Brienne of Tarth [Gwendoline Christie] — I love her.”
– Peter Vincent