The head-turning Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a towering 6ft 3in tall and admits she often felt she couldn’t relate to women on the big screen because of her Amazonian frame, but is now relishing the opportunity to play a tough, fierce warrior in the medieval fantasy drama.
She said: “It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”
The towering actress reveals that she had numerous setbacks in her career before landing a prized role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit show, adding: “I found it so frustrating, particularly at the beginning, because I would be told, ‘Sorry love, you’re too tall.’ At one stage I was like, ‘I’ll give this another six months and if this persists, ‘I’ll become a nun.’ “
For her role as warrior Brienne, Gwendoline trained how to fight with swords and ride horses and says it’s “empowering” to know she can “break a man’s nose with my elbow.”
"I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. After one scene I was absolutely covered in bruises all down one leg and up one arm. But it’s worth it. It’s quite fun. I enjoy knocking around with the boys."
I cannot get enough of this woman. She deserves all the awards.
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I moved to toronto to escape the abuse i was experiencing at home and to acquire safety as a trans…
I have to submit my script tomorrow and I’ve written like less than half of it but I was SUPER THRILLED with that less than half.
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On March 2nd, I shaved my head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation after raising over $2,000 for Children’s Cancer Research. The following week I attended Wizard World Sacramento and put together this Female version of Aang, from Avatar the Last Airbender. I felt like this was a wonderful opportunity to show that being a bald woman is both beautiful and without limits! I had more fun in this costume then I ever could have imagined! I could not keep from smiling!!! Especially with so many people, from adults to kids recognizing my character and wanting photos with me. My amazing friend, Allie, had the brilliant idea of using the rhinestones for the Arrow (mostly she just wanted an excuse to bedazzle my head! Haha) I plan on wearing this costume again at WonderCon in a couple weeks. Aang is one of my all time favorite characters, and with the appearance of his female counterpart on Ember Island, I was inspired to make this costume. I wanted to put my own spin on it to make it feel a little more feminine and fashion forward. Overall I think it turned out really well, and the best part was that people still recognized who I was. These are some of my favorite shots from Wizard World. I hope you enjoy them! =D
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