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Gwendoline Christie reminisces about early days of Brienne

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Gwendoline Christie reminisces about early days of Brienne

Game of Thrones is a mad show, with an insane range of characters, but there are few that stand tall above all. Quite literally. Yes, we’re talking about the tallest lady on the show, Brienne of Tarth. One of the most fierce characters on the show, she has captivated the audiences with every appearance. Now, as the show draws to a close, Gwendoline Christie, who plays the role of Brienne, took some time to look back on the early days of her character, in a recent interview. Read on!

In a recent interview with BAFTA Guru, Gwendoline discussed her role on Game of Thrones. You can watch the full interview, below:

Speaking of when she first heard about the character, she said:

“A friend told me in 2011 that there was something written about me on the internet being in an HBO show. So I looked it up — I’d never done anything like that before — and I saw all of these incredible fan forums featuring my name.”

She continued:

“And that really blew my mind. The idea that there might be this portrayal of a woman in mainstream entertainment who was entirely unconventional, who was physically very strong, but that wasn’t the most interesting thing about her. The most interesting thing about her is that that is coupled with an extreme sensitivity and vulnerability.”

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She read the books, as well as prepared for the role physically. Her audition apparently lasted for five minutes:

“I thought, ‘okay so I’ve got that or that just went so so badly, so so badly.”

Speaking of the show and her time on it, she said:

“The writing has been absolutely incredible and I feel really privileged to have played that part and to have received that kind of writing to work with. The storyline with Jaime Lannister has been incredible. The scenes I’ve loved best have been my scenes with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, because he’s taught me so much about acting…mainly how not to do it. No, I’m joking.

I think the bathtub scene was an amazing scene. Actually to get watch Nikolaj’s work at such close quarters and to leave myself open and really be deeply affected by that performance. Also fighting the bear. Also fighting the Hound.”

To wrap it up, she said that while the physical work was tiring, she still considers herself lucky to have been on the show. What do you guys think about this interview? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Jon Snow’s Direwolf, Ghost returned in the latest episode but fans weren’t thrilled

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The direwolf Ghost is back in the latest episode but fans aren't thrilled

The second episode of season 8 saw the return of the good boy, the good boy being the best thing that has ever happened to Jon Snow AKA his direwolf Ghost. We last saw the direwolf in season 6 during Jon Snow’s resurrection scene. This was when he curled up, patiently waiting for Jon to stop being dead. ‘Twas a scene where a lot of boxes of tissue were passed around.

So there was rightfully a fair amount of anticipation building up to the moment when Jon and Ghost would reunite. Calling that scene in episode two a reunion would be a bit of a stretch. Fans are understandably pissed because they feel they’ve been done dirty. Which they have. I mean, look at this.

There was no build up to this scene, NOTHING. He’s just there, like an afterthought. While this scene sorely disappointed, fan reactions didn’t.

The direwolf was supposed to have some screen time back in season 7 but he finally didn’t make the cut. Turns out, CGI direwolfs are quite expensive, and with dragons hogging the limelight and the budget, there just wasn’t room for more.

So how annoyed were you with this scene in episode two? Don’t hold back, let us know how you really feel in the comments down below!






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Daenerys Targaryen tries to make a friend in Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 2

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Daenerys Targaryen tries to make a friend in Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 2

Daenerys Targaryen has been seen throughout the show to be someone who can be ruthless, as well as soft towards the ones that she loves. In the latest episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” we kind of got to see both sides of her. Before you proceed, SPOILER ALERT! Consider yourself warned!

Since the beginning of this season, we have seen an uneasy air of tension between Daenerys Targaryen and Sansa Stark. In episode 2, we see Jorah Mormont speak some sense into a hot-headed Daenerys, who wouldn’t listen to her usual voice of reason, Tyrion Lannister. With Jorah’s suggestion, Daenerys extends an olive branch to Sansa.

We see her tell Sansa about why they’re similar, being women that have overcome a lot of difficulties and the oppression of men. Sansa quips by saying she thinks Daenerys has manipulated Jon, to which Daenerys says she’s in the North fighting Jon’s war.

Daenerys Targaryen tries to make a friend in Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 2

The pair seem to be getting along quite well until Sansa asks Daenerys if she’ll let the North be free, and Daenerys doesn’t seem to take well to that idea. That conversation isn’t finished, however, so looks like we might get to see it in the aftermath of the battle that’s coming to Winterfell.

What did you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Arya Stark and Gendry share a moment in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

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Arya Stark and Gendry share a moment in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 2 dropped today, and we got a lot more than expected, yet again. While the focus of this episode rotated between characters frequently, Arya Stark seemed to be getting a lot more done in this episode than most other characters. Before we proceed: SPOILER ALERT! Consider yourself warned.

Now, Arya has been in a lot of bad places throughout the course of the show, but Gendry doesn’t know this. We see Arya staring at a sweaty and hardworking Gendry as he forges weapons. The pair have a chat and Gendry tries telling Arya she should hide away rather than fight the dead. Arya, being herself, shows off her aim, proving a point.

Gendry is later seen bringing Arya the weapon she asked him to make and we see Arya showing off her archery skills as Gendry arrives. During their discussion, Gendry reveals his true parentage to Arya, and she proceeds to ask Gendry how many women he has been with and Arya and Gendry then end up having sex. The relationship between the two has been long anticipated, and the fans might have gotten more than they could imagine with this scene.

Arya Stark and Gendry share a moment in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

However, this was not all. We saw Arya’s aim being teased quite a lot in this episode, and then we see the weapon that Gendry gives her. Most of you might have realized this by now — this weapon looks similar to the Night King‘s spear. If you think about it, it’s quite the opposite of that, since Dragonglass kills White Walkers. It looks as if there’s a high chance that Arya throws the spear at Viserion, and kills it off, for good.

What did you guys think about Arya Stark in this episode? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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