It looks like Gwendoline Christie has proven that she is the perfect actor to play Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones. Like her character who defied conventions by becoming a female knight in the HBO series, Christie nominated herself for an Emmy and was delighted when her suggestion was accepted. Not surprisingly, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress has the best reaction to being one of the show's current nominees.
Christie spoke to Variety about the nomination, saying that she "never ever thought this would happen."
"I couldn’t be more delighted, this is the best day ever. It’s amazing so many of us have been nominated. I’m delighted for everybody," she said.
Christie, along with Game of Thrones castmates Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams, is nominated for the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Award. She is undoubtedly proud of how she and her female co-stars managed the feat.
I honestly couldn’t feel more overwhelmed, privileged and heartened that people want to see more unconventional female storylines," Christie said.
Interestingly, Christie also spoke out about the final season backlash.
"It was always going to be a situation where not everyone was going to be pleased with the final season. People have invested so much time and energy in talking about the show. Everyone had an idea about how it was going to end," she said. "It was truly and undeniably spectacular and had epic proportions that nobody has seen before."
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Fox on September 23.