Game of Thrones has a spectacular cast, and while the show has had quite a few characters played by veteran actors, there do exist cast members for whom their role on the show has been their big break. Point in case, Gwendoline Christie. She plays the intimidating yet fiercely loyal Brienne of Tarth on the show, and has since then landed the role of a key character in one of the biggest franchises in the history of franchises : Star Wars. As Star Wars celebrates its 40th anniversary now, Gwendoline Christie has found herself a spot on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s new Star Wars anniversary issue, as Captain Phasma, her character. Read on!
In case you have missed out, Darth Vader has been replaced by his grandson, Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, and the new series of films opened up with Episode VII, showing Ren to have two loyal comrades, Domhall Gleeson’s General Hux, and Christie’s Phasma, both helping him on the dark side. The three have been featured together on the cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. Check out the cover, below :
Leading up to the 40th anniversary of the @StarWars franchise, Vanity Fair introduces the next chapter in its saga with four covers devoted to #TheLastJedi (link in bio). The second cover features First Order heavies General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), plus a first look at Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) with her helmet off. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.
Now, as those of you who have watched Epsiode VII might know, Captain Phasma hasn’t been seen without her helmet on screen yet, but Gwendoline Christie does appear without one, in this picture.
Something like this is almost a matter of beaming pride for fans like us, and the fandom even gave the picture a Game of Thrones twist :
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When Game of Thrones returns with Season 7, come July 16th, Gwendoline Christie will once again be seen as Brienne of Tarth, and we are excited to see how her story proceeds now, going forward. What about you? What do you think about the Vanity Fair cover? Tell us in the comments down below!