NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Dutch actress Carice van Houten who plays 'Melisandre' in the wildly popular TV series 'Game of Thrones,' is starring in a new Hollywood movie getting lots of early buzz.
'Race,' the story about American runner Jesse Owens and the Olympic Games in Berlin, co-stars Stephan James as Owens along with Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons.
Van Houten plays Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl.
“I admire her craft. She is a really interesting filmmaker. She was really innovative. It is difficult to say how much she knew and what she knew," said Van Houten.
Riefenstahl worked for the Hitler regime.
“She has not spoken a lot about it. After the war, she’d had been in a lot of trouble for being a propagandist for this regime. It is hard to say. I’d like to believe she was not quite aware, she just wanted to make art. But of course she was a Nazi. But it’s difficult to say," said Van Houten.
'Race' opens in theaters on Friday.