Gwendoline Christie, who stars as the heroic knight, has revealed that she’s been desperate to play something different to her Game of Thrones heroine; just as she stars in the BBC drama Top Of The Lake: China Girl.
Beaming over her new role as Sydney police officer Miranda Hilmarson in the sequel to the Elisabeth Moss thriller, Christie appeared to suggest she’s filmed her final scenes as Brienne.
“I have always wanted to bring light to characters who often feel like they aren’t seen, who don’t fit in,” she told Radio Times. “And while I’ve loved every moment of being on Game of Thrones, I was desperate to play something different.”
Christie’s comments come after Game of Thrones killed off its first major characters in season seven, Ellaria and Tyene Sand.
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I’ve loved every moment of being on Game of Thrones, I was desperate to play something different
Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie
The third instalment from Game of Thrones' seventh season saw Cersei Lannister (played by Lena Heady) deliver one of her cruellest moments to date, by locking up Ellaria and Tyene, before poisoning the daughter while her mother watched on in horror.
While her fate seemed uncertain in the latest horrifying instalment, Ellaria star Indira Varma has confirmed the worst.
“[Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] called me, but I kind of knew already,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “Obviously there’s lots of trimming going on.
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Read Gwendoline's full interview in this week's Radio Times [RADIO TIMES]
"It’s all coming to a head and you have to get rid of less important characters that the audience hasn’t had the chance to invest in as much.
“So I was expecting it. I wasn’t heartbroken. And I was like, 'As long as I die on screen…' and they were like 'Yeah!' But of course I don’t die on screen. I stay alive, I’m just not going to reappear. I think it’s really clever.”
Game of Thrones continues on HBO this Sunday in the US and will be simulcast on Sky Atlantic on Monday at 2am. Catch up on seasons one to seven on NOW TV.
Read Gwendoline's full interview in this week's Radio Times, which is availble to buy now.