game Of Thrones: 10 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know About Gwendoline Christie (Brienne Of Tarth) Fans of Gwendoline christie"s character on trò chơi of Thrones, the honorable Brienne of Tarth, should kiểm tra out these 10 interesting facts.

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Gwendoline Christie as Brienne Of Tarth, in game Of Thrones
Gwendoline Christie and Brienne of Tarth are joined at the hip, and the two seem to lớn have been destined for each other. It is not clear whether George R. R. Martin had Gwendoline on his mind when he included the tall masculine sword maiden in his books, but the mô tả tìm kiếm was perfectly suited khổng lồ Gwendoline Christie.

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Her performance in Game of Thrones has propelled her lớn a whole new level of stardom that she hadn"t enjoyed before, although she did have a very interesting life before becoming Brienne of Tarth. At 6"3"", Gwendoline Christie didn"t fit the typical definition of a model and an actress lớn most people, but things worked out for her in the end.

Gwendoline Christie was born in Worthing, Sussex, in a middle-class family that didn"t have any actors, and she wasn"t planning lớn be one either. She started classes khổng lồ become a ballet dancer và a gymnast at the young age of seven, and everything went according lớn plan until tragedy struck. She was growing up fast, và her toàn thân couldn"t keep up with the intense nhảy classes leading to lớn frequent injuries.

When she was eleven, she had a back injury, which meant she couldn"t continue dancing and gymnastics anymore, so she switched careers and decided to become an actress. She Moved lớn Drama Centre in London khổng lồ train as an actress, but her teachers were skeptical because they didn"t think that someone that tall & androgynous would make it as an actress.

Outlander-Simon Callow
Simon Callow is one of Britain"s greatest actors of all time, và Gwendoline Christie is probably his best student. They met when Drama Center London assigned her lớn Callow as his assistant. They had a rather awkward first meeting, but the two later got along well, và Callow encouraged her lớn keep up acting as he thought she would have a great career.

While working as Callow"s assistant, Christie also doubled up as his dog walker. Gwendoline still considers Simon Callow, one of the most trusted people in her life.

Gwendoline Christie in đứng top Of The Lake before joining game Of Thrones
Bullying ends many careers before they even really begin, especially when you have looks that set you apart lượt thích Gwendoline. She said that she was bullied because of her height by other kids và even adults for most of her life. She was already 5"7"" at age 12, & that meant she was way taller than all her classmates, which attracted many bullies.

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The need to fit in và the constant body toàn thân shaming made her struggle with accepting herself, and so she preferred khổng lồ stay in the library rather than stay with the other kids. She even agreed lớn pose for the photo album Bunny in which she is nude in most photos in protest khổng lồ the body-shaming she was enduring.

7 She Almost Became A Nun

Officer Miranda in đứng top Of The Lake
Brienne of Tarth hadn"t thought about joining any spiritual orders in Westeros, but she had difficulty finding her place in society. Gwendoline"s story is something close lớn Brienne"s except for her, the only place she thought her features wouldn"t be a problem was the nunnery.

With negative comments from everyone around her và no big offers coming her way, Gwendoline thought she had failed as an actress while in drama school. She said in an interview that she had already figured out what her life would look lượt thích living a life of daily prayer & "harvesting vegetables in a walled garden." Simon Callow"s advice came khổng lồ her rescue and, better still, her breakthrough role in Breakfast at Tiffany"s.

Gwendoline Christie won the role of Brienne of Tarth after just one audition as the directors thought she was perfectly suited for the role. She actually showed up for the auditions suited up in a costume, ready to lớn perform the role. Playing the warrior woman wasn"t easy, though.

Gwendoline had to undergo intense exercise lớn gain 14lb of muscle & another session of sword fighting training twice a week. She was also forced lớn shave her hair to lớn fit into the role. She wasn"t happy about shaving because her hair was the closest connection she had to her feminine side. Gwendoline also had to get used to wearing chainmail và the heavy costumes worn by Brienne of Tarth.

5 Her Opinion On game of Thrones Ending

Brienne Of Tarth was mostly involved in action scenes that were hard but not short of awkward moments for Gwendoline Christie, which meant she was heavily invested in Game of Thrones. Like most stars on the show, Gwendoline was upset with how the producers handled the final season. She said that the producers "had to lớn pull out all the stops for the final season."

Brienne of Tarth lasted until the final episode and ended the show in the small council in King"s Landing, but that doesn"t mean she was happy with the show"s final season. She was in Canada when she got the scripts for the season and got so upset about it that she started pacing around. She was, however, happy when the season finally ended and said she was also happy with how it all turned out.

Brienne of Tarth wasn"t so lucky with love, well, until she met Renly Baratheon, who was nice to lớn her but didn"t love her, then Jaime Lannister, who loved her but loved his sister more. Gwendoline isn"t as unlucky with love as Brienne, though, since she has been in a relationship since 2013.

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She isn"t dating Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), though, as that one has been married since 1997. She has been dating Giles Deacon, the famous British fashion designer that designed Pippa Middleton"s wedding dress. She also wears his designs in most of her public appearances.

3 She Is An Activist In Her Own Way

Gwendoline Christie doesn"t join public marches, but she doesn"t stay in the closet either. She is a very outspoken person with a strong voice as the defender of women. After enduring such a tough childhood and a hard time breaking through the industry because of forces that hurt other women lượt thích her, Gwendoline chose khổng lồ stand up and fight.

She is an outspoken feminist và antibullying activist that uses her fame to condemn body toàn thân shaming. Her role as Brienne was a blessing to lớn both herself và her fans as she confessed that it helped her love herself more. Gwendoline doesn"t fail lớn emphasize the advantages of having features lượt thích hers và why everyone should be given an equal opportunity in life.

Gwendoline Christie joined the cast of Game of Thrones in 2011, although her character didn"t appear on the show until the second episode, "What Is Dead May Never Die." She stayed until the last season, which meant she had to lớn become a part of the closely-nit family. She has never named any member of the cast as her favorite co-star, although most fans assumed she was closest to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime.

The two shared many lãng mạn scenes since Jaime is Brienne"s only lover in the show, but their friendship doesn"t seem to have drifted beyond the set. Gwendoline is close with Kit Harrington, though. She shared many behind-the-scenes photos with Harrington, who plays Jon Snow, and the two appear to be close even away from the set.

1 Other Major Roles Away From game of Thrones

Playing Brienne Of Tarth has put Gwendoline in the limelight, so she is no longer the struggling actress of the early 2000s. Her performance in Game of Thrones brought her a lot of publicity that has seen her appear in some of the best films every year since 2011, especially after 2015.

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In 2015, Gwendoline appeared in the trailer of Star Wars: Force Awakens leading to lớn the increased interest in the film because she was playing Captain Phasma, but her character wasn"t given a lot of screen time which led lớn a backlash. Her role as Lady Jane in The Darkest Minds, 2018, was also highly acclaimed but not as much as Brienne of Tarth.

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