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“I wasn’t expecting that to ever happen,” says Gwendoline Christie on Brienne and Jaime’s relationship

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Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 4 “The Last of the Starks” saw the much-anticipated union of Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth. However, sad as it is, the union also didn’t last long, with Jaime leaving Brienne to go south to try and save Cersei. In an interview with Time, Gwendoline Christie, who plays the role of Brienne, talked about how she felt about the whole thing that went down between the two characters. Read on!

Speaking of Jaime and Brienne finally having sex, Gwendoline said:

“I was quite surprised actually because I wasn’t expecting that to ever happen at all so it took me quite a while to digest.”

She continued:

“The way I had conceived that the relationship was written was that it had no clear outset to it. I never felt that it was purely about romantic love. What I thoroughly enjoyed playing with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was exploring all these different machinations of the stages that the relationship would go through — the fact that it would move from distaste to admiration to a feeling of intimacy to anger to all of these different things.”

Gwendoline then talked about how episode 3, “The Long Night” set up this particular plot point:

“After the Great War in episode 3, I thought it was fascinating exploring the idea of what happens after those kinds of battles when people have pushed themselves to such extreme physical, emotional and mental levels.

I thought it was really beautiful that prior to the war, they had all been contemplating what may have been their last night on Earth. Then they managed to cheat death and so I suppose it feels like life is up for grabs really. It felt to me like the idea of acting on euphoria. What I particularly liked and I thought was important was that Brienne chooses that moment to occur. She chooses to have sex. It’s her choice. I felt that was really important.”

 

"I was quite surprised," says Gwendoline Christie about Brienne and Jaime in "The Last of the Starks"

She then spoke about the scene where Jaime leaves, and we see Brienne just break down crying:

“I don’t think Brienne knows in that moment exactly what he’s saying. I don’t think she knows whether it’s that he can’t overlook his bond with his sister, whether it’s too frightening to overlook that, whether change is too much for him or whether he’s protecting her. But I think it’s very clear that whatever its motivations, it is rejection. And what I loved about that scene is that we’ve never seen Brienne decide to grab the chance for something new and optimistic.”

We’ve never seen her chance romantic love. She has no sexual experience and she decides to allow herself that opportunity. And I don’t think she’s a fool. I think that she’s very aware — due to the closeness of Jaime and Brienne’s relationship over the years — where that intimacy with his sister lies and how much it means to him, but also how dysfunctional it is. But in a way it can be perceived that that was the inevitable. I think when someone grasps for a rare moment of optimism in their lives, it’s incredibly killing to see that dashed, to see that just smashed.”

She also said that it was brilliant to see a side of Brienne we hadn’t seen before, and we could not agree more. What did you guys think about this story arc? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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This better not be the last we see of Brienne or how we remember this character. She deserves far better. I know GOT is notorious for lack of happier endings but I think they need to do so for her, especially after this last episode

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Sophie Turner says the fan petition to remake Game of Thrones Season 8 is “disrespectful”

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Sophie Turner (Sansa) calls fan petitions to remake Game of Thrones Season 8 "disrespectful"

Game of Thrones ended this Sunday, with a finale that might not have been satisfying to some, but yet pretty great, as far as conclusions are considered. However, some fans have been so displeased that they have been running a petition to get HBO to remake Season 8. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, recently commented on this, calling the act disrespectful. Read on!

Sophie Turner talked to the New York Times, about how she expected the ending to not satisfy everyone, but still thought the petition was taking things a bit too far:

“Honestly, I’m not surprised. People always have an idea in their heads of how they want a show to finish, and so when it doesn’t go to their liking, they start to speak up about it and rebel.”

“The thing about “Game of Thrones” that’s always been amazing is the fact that there’s always been crazy twists and turns, right from Season 1 with Ned’s beheading. So Daenerys becoming something of the Mad Queen — it shouldn’t be such a negative thing for fans. It’s a shock for sure, but I think it’s just because it hasn’t gone their way.”

“All of these petitions and things like that — I think it’s disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season. Like 50-something night shoots. So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it’s not what they want to see is just disrespectful.”

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The petition to remake Season 8, currently sits at almost 1.5 million signatures. She was also asked how she felt about the show ending:

“I don’t know. This whole time I felt like I’ve been prepared for it, and now that it’s come to the day and it’s over, it feels horrible. And, I’m doing a press day for my new movie but everyone keeps asking me about how I feel, and I just want to cry.”

Sophie also commented on Bran becoming the King:

“King Bran the Broken. I suppose it was unexpected but it makes a lot of sense. The best way for us to move into the future is to look at our past and try to not make those mistakes that we did in the past. And he’s the one person that knows everything, so it does make sense. It feels like he would be an incredibly fair ruler.”

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“Khaleesi is a beautiful name. It’ll all be forgotten in a minute”: Emilia Clarke tells fans with kids named Khaleesi

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Emilia Clarke tells parents who named their daughters Khaleesi not to worry

Game of Thrones ended this Sunday. After nearly a decade of entertainment, the show wrapped up with the final episode — “The Iron Throne“. The episode saw a cruel end to Daenerys Targaryen, a character that was loved so much, fans named their kids after her. After the twist, many of such fans had begun regretting doing the same, but Emilia Clarke recently said she thinks it’s just fine. Read on!

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We had recently reported about how popular names like Daenerys and Khaleesi had gotten, and how some fans regretted naming their children after the now Mad Queen. Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys, recently found out about the name’s popularity Talking to The New Yorker, she said:

“Oh, it’s so strange!”

She continued to talk about how it’s still not a bad choice of name:

“It doesn’t take away from her strength, though—it doesn’t take away from her being an empowered woman. I think that, when you see the final episode, they’ll see there is a beginning and a middle and an end to her as a character. I think that there are people that will agree with her, because she’s a human being.”

“And Khaleesi is a beautiful name. [Laughs] It’ll all be forgotten in a minute! You know, and people will just go, “Oh, what an unusual name, how fabulous,” and the child will say, “Yes, yes. My parents just really liked the name.””

When asked if there’s something she would like to say to all girls having those names, Emilia said:

“I would say, “Work it, girls!” I’ve enjoyed being called that, and I think they will, too.”

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Game of Thrones ending will upset some fans, says Sophie Turner while promising a “very satisfying” end for Sansa

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Game of Thrones ending will upset some fans, says Sophie Turner, promising a "very satisfying" end for Sansa

Game of Thrones Season 8 finale drops in a few hours, and we are getting some last minute teases right about now. As one of the very few characters who have made it to the end, the fans have been awfully proud of Sansa Stark, and it seems like she will have a good ending, if Sophie Turner, who plays the character, is to be believed. Read on!

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Sophie spoke to The Sunday Times Magazine about how the ending of the show might not please everybody. Speaking of her attachment to Sansa, she said:

“I’ve had a bit of an identity crisis to be honest, I’ve grown up for so many years as this character. If I wasn’t filming, I was promoting it, if I wasn’t promoting it then it was on TV. I was immersed in Sansa, so finally stepping out of it, I don’t actually know what I like to do or who I really am.”

She then went on to tease the finale of the show:

“It’s a great ending, from my perspective, it’s very satisfying. But I think a lot of people will be upset too.”

Well, given the show’s massive fan following, that was probably always bound to happen. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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