In another Emmy contender podcast, Clarence talks to Gwendoline Christie fresh off the final season of HBO’s record-breaking Game of Thrones.
When HBO’s Game of Thrones premiered its eighth and final season in early April, dozens of images flooded the internet of the glamorous cast as they prepared to say goodbye. But none permeated the collective consciousness quite like those featuring Ser Brienne of Tarth, Gwendoline Christie. If you missed it, then you can catch the look here. All cast members looked tremendous, but none stepped as quite as far from their Game counterpart as Christie.
In my Emmy contender podcast conversation with Gwendoline Christie, she describes that incredible night. It was both a celebratory moment that gave her pause. It marked the beginning of the end of a significant chapter in her life.
Over the course of Season 8, Brienne of Tarth faces several significant events. The Battle of Winterfell, featured in “The Long Night.” The unbridled joy at receiving an official knighthood. The devastating goodbye to Jaime Lannister. Gwendoline Christie talks about filming these events, and what they meant to her as an actor and as a fan of Game of Thrones. She also talks about the controversial season finale and how she wasn’t all that surprised at who ultimately became ruler of Westeros. I’d say, “Who sat on the Iron Throne,” but we all know that’s not happening.
Talking to Gwendoline Christie was a pure joy. She’s a fantastic, enthusiastic and effervescent personality. She has a bold laugh that echoes for days. And she takes time, even on such a tight interview schedule, to send her love to all her fans. She’s made a lifetime fan out of me.
And, Gwendoline, Cal turned his blaster in for inspection, blushing all the while. Thank you.