by Jill Pantozzi | 4:04 pm, May 25th, 2013
Gwendoline Christie, how we love you! Let us count the ways! The Game of Thrones actress not only plays the part she was cast for incredibly well, but seems to understand the character too. Listen to what she had to say about the dynamic duo that is Brienne and Jaime.
Previously, we’ve seen Christie speak eloquently on the gender roles in the hit HBO series, as well as her experiences fighting in full armor. In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, the actress discussed her character’s relationship with Jaime Lannister.
“They’re quite similar people in terms of their psychology and their lives. They found a kind of symmetry, somehow. A kinship,” she said. “Brienne has certainly never had a relationship with a man like Jamie. I mean, in terms of physical proximity and what they share emotionally, this is the closest she’s ever been with any man that she’s not been related to certainly, but probably with any man, full stop.”
While many saw the pair’s scenes this season as something out of a buddy comedy, the opportunity for romance are obvious. Does Christie think it will happen?
I genuinely have moments of absolutely no idea. I don’t even know if I want them to, because what they’re experiencing is a bond that is quite unusual and quite pure bond. He did come back and save her life, which is enormous. I think it makes us examine a lot of possibilities and angles of what love is, and what love makes us capable of,” she said. “Genuine and true love is so rare that when you encounter it in any form, it’s a wonderful thing, to be utterly cherished in whatever form it takes.”
Rolling Stone also touched on the physical look of Brienne which brought out a really great response from Christie. “I hope that it makes us examine exactly what ‘unattractive’ is. Perhaps it’s not the conventions that we have or the blueprint in our minds. And if it makes people question for a minute what unattractive is, and the way in which we may respond as people to what we think unattractive is, then it’s worthwhile.”
Gwendoline Christie, how we love you! Let us count the ways…
(via Rolling Stone)
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