Rachel Leishman
Updated Jul 31, 2017 @ 3:53 pm
Nathalie Emmanuel arrives at the premiere of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 7 at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Nathalie Emmanuel plays the Khalessi’s right-hand woman on Game of Thrones. And recently, outside the show, the actress opened up about loving her natural curls. Here’s the thing: We love Nathalie. She always looks stunning when she takes on the red carpet. And she slays every scene she’s in as Missandei in Game of Thrones. Basically, she is pretty amazing. But we’re here to talk about those absolutely gorgeous curls of hers.

And Nathalie has definitely embraced her curls.

In a recent interview with Byrdie, Nathalie opened up about the road to loving her natural hair.

Nathalie added that her school wouldn’t allow her to wear her hair in its natural texture. A teacher even called her mom to say Nathalie needed to wear her hair in braids. (Not okay.)

When Nathalie visited her Saint Lucian family, she learned to love her curls.

When she returned to the U.K., she began wearing her hair in an afro. Now she loves that it’s one of the first things people notice about her.

The fact that Nathalie embraced her natural hair and that the style has become such a staple on Game of Thronesis inspiring to fans, especially young fans, with textured hair. They look to Nathalie and see that she doesn’t chemically straighten her gorgeous curls.

Basically, we’re obsessed with Nathalie Emmanuel and her beautiful self. And really, who wouldn’t love everything about Nathalie? She is amazing.