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Gwendoline Christie on her journey playing Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones

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Gwendoline Christie on her journey playing Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is a TV series that not only portrays a game of politics or the war between the good and the evil but has given us many strong female characters. It has shown us women empowerment throughout the seasons especially with characters like Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, and others rising to power. The same is the scenario of Brienne of Tarth, who once was mocked by names such as ‘Brienne the Beauty’ – now serves as an anointed knight.

Gwendoline Christie – the actress who plays Brienne on the show, recently talked to the Evening Standard magazine, discussing the same with them. She said:

“The triumph of Brienne of Tarth was…both professional and personal. I know how generic it sounds but it just was, in every sense of the word, incredible that that part should come along, made for me in a way that none of my friends would’ve identified for a second…”

“They saw all of the fighting, the physicality, the fact that it was a character who was constantly being described as ugly.”

Gwendoline Christie on her journey playing Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones

Despite all this, we’ve loved the entire journey Brienne has undertaken since her debut in Season 2 – her siding with Catelyn Stark, a little romance that developed between her and Jaime Lannister, and lastly her ending up with Sansa Stark. Oh, did we miss her funny moments with Tormund Giantsbane? Still, going on going forward for this role was tough for Gwendoline. She said:

“None of the people who knew me could understand why I would want to play that part…Because if this is the small-minded, mean, uncompassionate viewpoint of the inside, then I don’t want to be there. I’m happy out here with all the other leftovers, who show love and support for each other.”

Gwendoline Christie on her journey playing Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones

Gwendoline ended by saying, “All of the inconsistencies, complexities, and ugly parts — whatever that might mean — can exist and beauty can be made out of it. That’s what I want beauty to be.”

Apart from playing Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, Gwendoline has also played an important role in the Star Wars franchise: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). Moreover, she is all set to play the voice of Phasma in Disney’s new animated series – Star Wars Resistance.

Gwendoline will reprise her role in the final season of Game of Thrones and we have many theories about the end-game for Brienne and the others. What do you think will be Brienne’s role in the final season? Tell us in the comments.






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It turns out Sophie Turner’s tattoo was a major Game Of Thrones spoiler after all

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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

About a year back, on the The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sophie Turner had showed all of us a tattoo on her arm that read, “The pack survives” with the Stark sigil, along with it.

Turns out we had a spoiler with us all along. For those of you who have seen the finale, will know what we are saying.

In the finale episode, “The Iron Throne”, Bran the Broken becomes the King of the Six Kingdoms, Sansa Stark becomes the Queen in the North, Jon Snow goes Beyond the Wall and mostly becomes The King Beyond the Wall and Arya Stark sets to fulfill her dream to become Nymeria and explore the world. Everything that each of them went through finally culminated into a bittersweet end. The promotional image of the pilot with Ned Stark on the throne almost made sense suddenly.

And turns out, Sophie Turner had already given out a major spoiler about this through her tattoo.

“It’s just a quote from last season,” Turner had said when asked about it. “Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”

She also said that some people had advised against her getting it just in case fans react to it the way they did. But she did not pay heed to it. Turner also took to Instagram after the airing of the episode.

“The pack survived,” she wrote alongside an image of herself, Williams and Hempstead Wright.






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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost’s reunion in the series finale

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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost reunion in the series finale

Game of Thrones pulled off a sneaky on us. In the fourth episode Season 8, we saw Jon Snow leave Ghost without petting him. In the series finale, Season 8 episode 6, “The Iron Throne“, we saw Jon reunite with Ghost, and the fans loved it. Read on!

Jon had earlier sent Ghost with Tormund to the real North, while he was leaving Winterfell, and he didn’t even pet him. This had upset a lot of fans. However in the series finale, we saw Ghost waiting for Jon at the Wall, and they reunite, resulting in our good boy getting a long pet. The fans took to Twitter to appreciate this:

How did you react to Jon reuniting with Ghost and finally petting him? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones Finale sees Arya Stark finally embracing her old dream

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Game of Thrones series Finale gave each character their dues, some satisfactory and some not so much. But the Stark kids seem to be doing pretty well! Just as Sansa got her childhood wish, Arya Stark too took her first steps in a direction she always wanted to go.

This post contains spoilers, so stop reading if you haven’t seen the finale yet (but seriously, what are you doing? Hurry up!).

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“What’s West of Westeros?” Arya Stark had asked out back in Season 6. She was talking to Lady Crane, an actress who helped her with a stab wound and let Arya stay at her place. That’s what she really wants, to go off exploring beyond where the maps stop.

She couldn’t then. Arya came back home, avenged her family’s death, saved humanity from the undead invasion and survived the carnage at King’s Landing. All her duties done, and Winter already receding, Arya now goes back to her old dream of becoming an explorer. In the last scenes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale, we see Arya sailing on a ship, journeying to the “west of Westeros”.

Arya had always been an anomaly in the rigid society of Westeros. She was expected to marry a lord and bear his children. But Arya never saw herself in that role. That’s why she rejected Gendry’s proposal in episode 4, even though she clearly had affection for him. She knew that marriage, even to someone she loves, will bind her in society’s expectations. Arya rejected that with all her heart.

Game of Thrones may not be as kind to everyone, but I’m glad at least Arya got her happy ending!






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