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June 02, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o joins the recently announced cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. This year, her breakthrough performance in 12 Years a Slave earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Gwendoline Christie, currently starring in the hit television series Game of Thrones as Brienne of Tarth, has also been cast in the production. She can next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

Source: Star Wars

Actress Gwendoline Christie’s warrior alter-ego captures the castle


Actress Gwendoline Christie’s warrior alter-ego captures the castle

Photograph by Alice Hawkins.

Articles written from interviews by Sophie Robinson, edited by Natalie Smith.


Raised in the countryside, witty, attracted to the unconventional:  actress Gwendoline Christie is describing Cassandra, the narrator of I Capture the Castle but could almost be describing herself.


We’re filming in a gritty Hoxton warehouse, a far cry from the landscape of Game of Thrones.


“I feel a connection to Cassandra. Cassandra wants to be a writer. She wants to take a different path and that resonated with me.”


“This book is the story of a young girl, Cassandra Mortmain, whose family lives in a dilapidated castle, in a state of genteel poverty. She’s negotiating life, moving from a child into an adult.”


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Game of Thrones would easily beat Downton Abbey in a fight

“We’ve been training on Game of Thrones for this kind of big showdown for nearly four years. And secondly, there’s only so much damage you can do with a tea tray”

Gwendoline Christie: Game of Thrones would easily beat Downton Abbey in a fight
Written By
Benji Wilson

In Game of Thrones, you spend a lot of time in full armour. Would you recommend it?

Hmm, not really. But it does help the character. The whole thing about armour is that you can’t move with any degree of grace or ease in it. It’s very difficult to fight in it – even walking is hard. But if Brienne was a real person, that’s what she’d be having to overcome. It says in the books that at night she sleeps pretty much in armour as well because she’s so fearful of being raped. It’s round the clock.

Last season, you had a fight scene with a real bear. What advice would you give to other actors on working with bears?

Make sure there’s country and western music playing. And don’t cuddle it. Our bear was called Bart and he was a real diva. When he stepped out of his trailer, you had to give him a round of applause. None of the rest of the cast is so demanding.

How are you with a sword?

I’m all right, actually. I was taught fencing at school, but I hadn’t done it extensively. The swords are as real as possible. We have a brilliant fight director called CC Smiff who is not only really diligent about every single aspect, but lots and lots of fun. When he first got me I was a bit of a wuss. He had to get me to butch up a lot. He got me to walk about with a kettlebell to get a sense of weight of the sword.

What’s your desert island box set?

I’m very interested in the new HBO series called Looking. I’m told it’s like a gay Girls, set in San Francisco, and I think it shows HBO tackling things that are very current and necessary. And I wholeheartedly support that. It’s the sort of brave new material that shouldn’t necessarily have to be labelled “brave”.

Do you keep an eye on the TV competition?

I tend to watch films, but I’ve been enjoying House of Cards, and I really want to watch True Detective. I love
a bit of the dark stuff – I enjoy 
American Horror Story.

What are your guilty pleasures?

Strictly, The X Factor, I watch all of those. I even loved Splash! No shame with me. 

If you got the opportunity to take part in one reality contest, which would it be?

The X Factor. I haven’t got a particularly good voice but I like to think I could style it out.

If the cast of Game of Thrones had to take on the cast of Downton Abbey, who would win?

I think that’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? For a start, we’ve been training on Game of Thrones for this kind of big showdown for nearly four years. And secondly, there’s only so much damage you can do with a tea tray. 

Game of Thrones continues on Mondays at 9:00pm on Sky Atlantic

Source: Radio Times

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Gwendoline Christie and Pedro Pascal Talk Season Four, No Spoilers

By Juan Barquin

Tue., Apr. 15 2014


Pedro Pascal and Gwendoline Christie.

To say people are excited about the return of Game of Thrones is an understatement. More viewers are tuning in to watch the HBO series than ever before. The promise of another colorful wedding is only part of the appeal; the furthering of unexpected relationships and the welcome presence of characters both old and new give the season an interesting kickoff. I’m a fan of both the A Song of Ice and Fire books and the television series, so the chance to interview the actors behind two of the series’ most interesting characters was sent from whatever heaven in which a good portion of the Stark clan now rests.

Those characters are Brienne of Tarth and Oberyn Martell, better known as the Red Viper. Stepping out of their roles and elaborate costumes, Gwendoline Christie and Pedro Pascal prove to be infinitely more delightful than their characters. That fact made it a whole lot easier to spend some time nerding out with them.

“All I did was nerd out until I realized I had to concentrate and play a part,” admits Pascal, who joined the show this season. Long before he joined the cast, right after Tom DiCillo’s Living in Oblivion was released in 1995, Pascal approached Peter Dinklage on the street.



“I can tell you exactly what street it was — it’s so creepy,” he laughs. “I told him how much I loved his performance in that, and years later, now I get to act with him.” Pascal still hasn’t revealed that story to his costar.

Also an immense fan of the show, Christie was especially in love with the books.

“It surpassed all my expectations, and I thought they were some of the most unconventional narratives I’d ever come across,” she says. She was most interested in the women of the novels, especially that of her character, Brienne. Asked how often a role like that comes along, she says, “I wish I could say regularly. It’s rare, but it’s encouraging to me that a part like this, that so many of the female characters on the show, have proved to be so popular.”

They’re not only popular but also defiant to gender stereotypes. But where many viewers see Brienne as a mere knight, Christie sees far more.

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Gwendoline Christie on What It Was Like To Watch the Game of Thrones Purple Wedding

by Katey Rich
April 14, 2014

By Macall B. Polay/HBO

Spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 2, titled “The Lion and the Rose.”

Nobody had a worse time at the Game of Thrones Purple Wedding than poor old Joffrey, but a close second might be Brienne of Tarth. Having arrived at King’s Landing after a long, long journey escorting Jaime Lannister back home, Brienne is a knight forced into stuffy dresses, trying to find a place in a city where she doesn’t belong. And to make matters worse, during last night’s episode she was confronted by the woman she ought to fear most: Jaime’s sister/secret lover, Cersei Lannister.

“I think that’s probably the worst situation that Brienne can see herself in,” says Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne, about the confrontation between her character and Lena Headey’s Cersei, who accuses Brienne of being in love with Jaime. “The emotional confrontation. Being forced to consider something that she perhaps hasn’t considered before and certainly doesn’t want to consider.”

But Brienne and Cersei’s chilly showdown was just one of many awkward encounters at the wedding of Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell, which culminated in the biggest surprise this side of the Red Wedding: the death of the tyrannical, petulant Joffrey himself. Like any other Game of Thrones fan, Christie was “absolutely” delighted to see Joffrey go; she just had the added benefit of a front-row seat. In the process of filming the extended wedding sequence, Christie got to act opposite Game of Thrones cast members, like Headey or Charles Dance, she had never shared a scene with before.

“I felt like I was in the world of Game of Thrones. I felt like I had actually entered into the inner sanctum somehow. It was really thrilling. All of those characters, all of those actors, it was just such fun to be with them every day.”

It’s hard for viewers of the show to know what’s next for Brienne, or anyone really—the death of Joffrey resets the chess board of Game of Thrones in a major way. But even as an avowed book reader, Christie slyly suggests that nothing is guaranteed: “The whole format of Game of Thrones is that you just don’t know what to expect. There’s some security in, ‘Well, I’ve read the books.’ [But] the fact that the television program, with the collaboration of George R.R. Martin, deviates from that, [means] truly no one knows what’s going to happen.”

Source: Vanity Fair