Gwendoline Christie is not lacking for work in Hollywood these days.
Best known as Brienne of Tarth on the incredibly popular show, Game of Thrones, Gwendoline Christie is no stranger to a powerful female influence in the roles she takes.
Gwendoline Christie outlined just how much she loves her role at Comic-Con during the Game of Thrones panel.
Gwendoline Christie applauded, basically, the fact that her TV relationship with Jaime Lannister is so deep and complicated and at the same time, not at all based on sex.
She said, “In a mainstream TV show, we got to see this very unique, very unconventional woman enduring abuse from a man, and then the power lay in the fact that that got turned on its head, to develop a grudging respect for each other that’s intense and close and doesn’t have its roots in sexuality.”
She added, “And I was thrilled to see that at last, and I thought it was a very powerful, modern representation of women.”
It is pretty rare, if you think about it.
Gwendoline Christie was also very complimentary of J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasden for not making her ground-breaking female storm trooper role in the upcoming Star Wars installation super sexy.
Although there are some nerds that might find that idea sexy enough.
She said, “I found it exciting that there was a female storm trooper, but it was also this opportunity to explore a female character that’s totally not about the way she looks.”
She added, “I just thought it was exciting that underneath that armor was a woman.”
Are you excited to see just what Gwendoline Christie will bring to Star Wars: The Force Awakens?