Gemma Whelan’s character Yara had a very important screen time throughout season 6 and also parts that brought her ambitions crush down after his father’s dead when Euron Greyjoy his uncle came back to Iron Island and thus took away the long seem opportunity to become the first lady ruler of Iron Island that she felt was capable off. But realizing of the threat Uncle Euron might cause to her and brother Theon Greyjoy, they set course all the way to Meereen to seek help of this emerging Queen Daenerys Targaryen, whom they bought a huge number of fleets that could help get Daenerys set sail to Westeros, thus the season 6 saw another great ally between two strong women on the show and as Gemma Whelan playing Yara Greyjoy on the show spoke with Making Game Of Thrones, we received a very insightful set of explanation on the shows latest collaborations took place in the last Sunday episode of “Battle Of The Bastards”.
During the production of Season 6 when Whelan received the script and knew about the fact that she would be sharing the screen space with the show’s most popular character she stated her reaction saying, “I was so excited when I saw that I had a scene with Daenerys and Tyrion.” But in those moments of Yara and Theon coming across Daenerys and Tyrion in the throne chamber of Meereen, the chemistry between the two characters was ecstatic and there was so much of spark between the two strong bodies of leader.
“it’s clear as the scene plays out that Yara quite likes Dany. We share a lot of little looks and there’s some playful language in how we talk to one another – Dany asks if the Iron Islands ever had a queen, and Yara says, ‘No more than Westeros.’ They recognize the girl power undertow between the two of them.”
Even the terms of negotiation over the support of each other were quite very quick and Whelan admits that the queen herself is a very quick decision maker and so the demands of Daenerys towards exterminating the practice of reaving and rape was agreed by Yara so quickly as she was there asking for support for good
“I think at that moment, Yara knows that she’s got to cut something that means a great deal to her for the long game. Yara recognizes that her whole way of life has changed anyway. As it stands, she’s not welcome back at the Iron Islands, so sacrificing that way of life possibly isn’t that big of a deal. She’s taking a leap and teaming up with someone who’s got other ways of doing things. In a very quick amount of time, she has to play that chess game and say, ‘OK, no more.’”
Now with the help of Yara, Daenerys literally can head towards Westeros and attain what she has been craving for from all these years, in fact actually from the very beginning of the show. But the interesting part is the latest ally and how this would work up in the future is quite an intriguing part to look at but that will set right and experience only in Season 7.