Game of Thrones: Gwendoline Christie on Why She Loved Playing Brienne of Tarth

Game of Thrones was truly one of the biggest shows in television history and its success has opened doors for its cast and crew. For instance, Gwendoline Christie has gone on to join several major franchises including Star Wars and The Hunger Games. Still, the Wednesday star points out she truly loved playing Brienne of Tarth because the character helped change things for women in fiction.

Gwendoline Christie has always been vocal about how her height has made it difficult to land roles in the entertainment industry. So when she was offered the role of Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, Christie knew her life was about to change and she praised George R.R. Martin for creating a distinct and strong female character.

"I never thought a part like this would come about, in television or in film... And I had to take my hair away, I had to acknowledge my height, my strength, my size, my androgyny, and also my vulnerability," Christie told Vogue.

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She then pointed out that Brienne opened several new possibilities for actors like her, introducing the idea that unconventional and strong women can exist in TV and films.

"This part, I will never stop loving," Christie said. "And I think has helped to contribute in some small way towards the landscape of how we see women in our modern entertainment because, the amazing thing was, people loved the character."

We certainly loved Brienne for showing us courage and loyalty in a show where you can't usually trust anyone. Needless to say, we're glad that Gwendoline Christie played her in Game of Thrones.

Christie appears as Principal Larissa Weems in the Addams Family live-action spin-off series Wednesday which was recently renewed for a second season. All eight episodes of the show's first season are currently streaming on Netflix.

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