The producers of HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones had little choice but to cast Christie in the role of Brienne of Tarth after loyal fans proposed her as the perfect fit. The role has catapulted her from a successful stage career – including playing the Queen in the RSC’s Cymbeline, and Mag Wildwood in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – to stand-out star.
“Gwendoline is a really incredible character. Everyone is going to know her as Brienne of Tarth but she’s bigger in real life than she is playing the part – and that’s a pretty big part. She’s a huge personality, but full of old-school charm. She’s got the best manners and that incredible way of making you feel like the only person who matters. She’s very provocative, hilariously witty, all in the most fun, warm way. We’ve got her as a warrior woman in this beautiful vintage mask, a Gucci cape and Louis Vuitton shoes. She’s comfortable being naked, and is the ultimate professional model. She’s incredibly tall and then wears six-inch heels because she doesn’t care.”
DJ: Any chance anything between your character & Jaime Lannister could happen? Gwendoline Christie: Who knows.DJ: But you know I had to ask right? I had to ask.Gwendoline Christie: I know a lot of people out there are very excited about the possibility of it. There’s a bit of me, there’s the romantic side of me that sort of wants it to happen but you know what, right now what I think is fantastic is that there is a relationship in that show that a lot of people seem to like and what I think is fantastic about it is that it’s based on a mutual respect between a man and a woman and it’s immediate foundations are not sexually motivated and I just think that’s a really brilliant, new model for a male-female relationship to have in a mainstream TV show and I’m really excited to be a part of that. ( x )
@12:22 Gwen leaves the interview but the dj’s continue to talk about Jaime & Brienne’s relationship and the possibility of it becoming more. They also took Gwen’s answer of “Who knows” as a yes lol because they said she could have said no. :-P
***Gwen’s interview is in english everything else is in spanish