Tonight this show BROKE my heart! I LOVED Moira Queen, she was fierce, loving, she made mistakes, she was human, she was a mother who would go to hell and back for her children. Also, as a mature woman myself, I appreciated what Moira brought to the table. I’m still over here shaking my head. What a loss. First they kill my Tommy and now Moira. These characters were complex and three dimensional. Their demise creates holes in the show that will NOT be filled by Laurel, Roy, Thea, Sara, etc.
RIP, Moira Queen. You were a Warrior!!
Public Appearances > 2014 >[March 19] 2014 PaleyFest
The head-turning Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a towering 6ft 3in tall and admits she often felt she couldn’t relate to women on the big screen because of her Amazonian frame, but is now relishing the opportunity to play a tough, fierce warrior in the medieval fantasy drama.
She said: “It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”
The towering actress reveals that she had numerous setbacks in her career before landing a prized role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit show, adding: “I found it so frustrating, particularly at the beginning, because I would be told, ‘Sorry love, you’re too tall.’ At one stage I was like, ‘I’ll give this another six months and if this persists, ‘I’ll become a nun.’ “
For her role as warrior Brienne, Gwendoline trained how to fight with swords and ride horses and says it’s “empowering” to know she can “break a man’s nose with my elbow.”
"I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. After one scene I was absolutely covered in bruises all down one leg and up one arm. But it’s worth it. It’s quite fun. I enjoy knocking around with the boys."
I cannot get enough of this woman. She deserves all the awards.
If Game of Thrones took place entirely on Facebook - Season 4, Episode 3.
Written by Jake Currie, Johnny McNulty, Bob Powers. Designed by Cole Mitchell.
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