Game of Thrones Season 8 is inching closer by the day, with 12 days to go for the premiere. This has been the week of promos, and the cast interviews are rolling in as usual, with no signs of slowing down. The latest one is from Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth on the show. She recently discussed Game of Thrones Season 8 and her character in this sit-down with Entertainment Weekly. Read on!
Speaking of reading the Season 8 scripts for the first time, Gwendoline revealed she actually stayed up till the morning hours to read them. She also said that she was scared for the life of her character:
“Every couple of pages I thought I was dead. If you’re lucky enough to get to season 8, you expect to die on the first page. That’s the worst case scenario. The very worst case scenario is dying off screen. At one point while reading I said to my partner, ‘I think I died and nobody said anything.’
I had to go for a very long walk. A long walk and I did not stop. I had lots of questions. If there’s a character you care about and you feel like they go through some sort of hell you feel protective toward them.”
Gwendoline said that Season 8 is going to be satisfying, which is all we’re looking for at this point:
“There’s something about this story that’s compulsive and essential. What [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] have done in terms of this being the final season is masterful. I don’t think there’s any way people aren’t going to want more.”
Speaking of Brienne’s journey in Season 8, she said:
“This season we see more of Brienne than ever before. I’m more involved this season and I’m delighted the character has been learning from everyone she’s been around. There’s been a timidness and a tense vulnerability that was the opposite of her physical strength. It’s been interesting to watch her embrace her intellect and humor and step forward in life and make decisions. I think this is a season where Brienne’s gender is really no longer an issue. She’s treated as an equal by all and that’s very pleasing.”
To top it all off, here’s what Gwen said when asked if Brienne got along with Daenerys Targaryen:
“Brienne’s allegiance is to Sansa.” She further added, “I do think she’d like a go on her dragon!”
Looks like Lyanna Mormont won’t be the only one to not like Daenerys Targaryen in Season 8. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!