Carice van Houten would like to play Melisandre in the Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon.

From its second season to its conclusion in 2019, the Dutch actress played the role of the Red Priestess in the original HBO fantasy drama series.

However, her character was revealed as being hundreds of years old, but she used sorcery in order to appear young, 

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making it possible that she is still alive during the events of House of the Dragon. This is about 200 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones.

Van Houten shared an Instagram Stories photo of Melisandre with a fan and wrote: "Just watched House of the Dragon. Just to say, Melisandre has been around for centuries ..."

The actress shared the post on her Instagram Stories and posted a 'fingers crossed emoji' and a winking smile emoji.

Melisandre's character is not in the George R Martin fictional history Fire and Blood. However, that doesn't necessarily mean she won't make an appearance.

Melisandre is the protagonist of the novels and series. She comes from Asshai which is far from Westeros in eastern Essos.