BANG! NEWS – Gwendoline Christie feels proud to have “represented” women “outside of the constraints of conventional society” with her role in Game of Thrones.
The 40-year-old actress starred as Brienne of Tarth in the HBO fantasy drama, and has said that “so many women” have come up to her to tell her how grateful they are for her character, who shuns traditional gender roles.
And Gwendoline is proud to represent women, as she never believed there would be “women that looked like” her on television, because she is over six feet tall.
She added, “In 2011, I didn’t think I would ever see women that looked like me in mainstream entertainment. It felt like there was one mould that wouldn’t be broken and diversity was not a part of the conversation.
“So the fact that Brienne existed? Wow.”