KFIX Rock News: Stevie Nicks Wants To Write Music For Television Series
Nicks doesn’t want to act in the sex-and-violence-filled HBO drama, however: she’d just like to provide it with some tunes.
Speaking to Britain’s Radio Times, Stevie says of the series, which she first discovered when she was bedridden with pneumonia.
“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.”
The Fleetwood Mac singer adds, “I’m always looking for that kind of inspiration.”
For those who haven’t watched it, Game of Thrones is based on the epic, sprawling series of fantasy novels called, collectively, A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin. It concerns the struggle for power among a number of feuding families in the fictional land of Westeros, a quasi-medieval place where sorcery and dragons exist.
The show’s fourth season will premiere April 6.
Asked why she’s drawn to Game of Thrones, Nicks explains, “The guy who wrote these stories 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. As a songwriter I write little movies. But I can’t imagine sitting down and writing even one small book, a novel.”
Stevie says her favorite Game of Thrones characters are Emilia Clarke’s Danaerys, also known as the Khaleesi, a young woman who’s the only known survivor of a deposed royal family and who is raising three small dragons.
Nicks also loves evil Queen regent Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey. “She’s fantastic. She’s just mean as sh**,” laughs Stevie.
In addition, Nicks is a fan of Natalie Dormer’s character, Margaery Tyrell, fiancée of the king, who she calls “a great evil person,” and of the fierce female warrior Brienne of Tarth, played by Gwendoline Christie. “I love her,” says Stevie of Brienne.
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