Having said that, to be completely superficial, the hardest thing was, at the time, to cut my hair off.But with all of the intense fight sequences, I realized that was nothing. And I can, in the next role, be something else again. HC: Brienne is such a loyal person, first to Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony), then to Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), then, in a way, to Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). What a great time with three brilliant actors to work very closely with, and who knows what will happen yet.(If any of this sounds fuzzy, fans can catch up on the show’s third season, now out on Blu-ray — watch an exclusive clip featuring Maisie Williams’ Arya Stark and Rory Mc Cann’s Sandor “The Hound” Clegane.) Not least among the show’s massive cast of characters is fan favorite Brienne of Tarth, the principled and highly skilled warrior woman portrayed in the series by Gwendoline Christie.Tasked by Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) with exchanging prisoner Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) for her daughters Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya, Brienne and Jaime set off on a journey to King’s Landing that found Jaime losing a hand and Brienne facing off against a bear.Gwendoline Christie: I just really loved the part of this woman, who, from what I read about it in the books, goes on this phenomenal journey.In Series 2 we see this very big woman in armor with these male affectations, trying to be a knight, being a lady knight, and being mocked because of the way that she looks.And we see in Series 3 that she’s tethered to this man who’s tormenting her, and then they develop this grudging respect for each other, and then he rescues her, which Brienne’s never been rescued before.
Cruel King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) prepares to marry Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), Jon Snow (Kit Harington) prepares to defend the Wall against a Wildling invasion, and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) continues her conquest of Slaver’s Bay.
It’s tough, but it’s fun to learn to sword-fight, and the fights become increasingly epic and complex and multipurpose, and I absolutely love it.
It’s hard, but it’s just really thrilling to do something that’s outside of your natural realm of what you might do.
She’s very tall, she’s unattractive, she’s tough, she’s a high-skilled warrior, and she can and will kill a man.
She doesn’t want to, but if she has to, she will, and that’s just for starters.
I get excited, like months before filming starts, I’ll start saying to my agent, “Can I train yet? And she nurtured me and strengthened me and empowered me. And to really feed the relationship off-screen, too, by endlessly teasing me, haha. What I will say about Season 4 is that Brienne is journeying on, and we see different aspects of her character flowering, and we see her having to use different parts of herself to survive in different worlds that she has no experience of, and we see her undergoing some of the worst hardship that we have seen.