Rose Leslie: I used to hate my ginger hair

'Game of Thrones' beauty Rose Leslie has confessed she used to hate her distinctive red hair and wanted to dye it black

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Rose Leslie

'Game of Thrones' star Rose Leslie used to hate her ginger hair.

The 27-year-old beauty has admitted that it took her several years before she began to embrace her natural auburn locks.

Rose - who played Ygritte opposite Kit Harington in the HBO drama, 'Game of Thrones' - shared: "When I was younger, I wanted to dye my hair black. I've only recently begun to love and accept the colour. I wouldn't cut it though. I'm constantly plaiting or twisting - it's a comfort thing - and I like to hide behind it!"

It may have taken her a while to accept her hair, but Rose has revealed that she quickly realised that she wanted to be an actor.

She told InStyle magazine: "I am one of five children - I'm the middle child in a rather loud family - so wanting to be heard and to be the centre of attention was a big thing. No one else in my family acts and my parents approached my going to drama school with a bit of trepidation, but they were phenomenal; they have always backed me."

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