Natalia Tena recently spoke to Vulture
to promote her upcoming movie 10,000KM
During the interview Tena spoke about long-distance relationships and her involvement with Game of Thrones
So, your character in 10,000 KM moves to L.A. and tries to keep up a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend, who lives in Spain. They’re having a hard time connecting.
And she's lonely in L.A. She and I are very different women. When I go somewhere, I want to get balls-deep in it. I immerse myself entirely. I won't feel lonely. I think it's sadder being the person left behind than the person going. Long distance, it's the all-time question, isn't it? Can love work long-distance? Especially when we've got all these means to communicate? But it doesn't substitute smelling or touching someone. And it almost makes it worse, because it's like torture, because they're not quite there. That's why for me and my boyfriend, I don't usually ring him or speak to him while I'm away. For me, the online thing, I'd rather just write him a letter, and then when I see him, tell him everything. So when I'm in Madrid [shooting the new BBC show Refugees>, I'm going to see him on the weekends. But I'm not going to attempt to chat with him during the week at all. It's just pointless. I think it makes you miss them more.