Category: Game of Thrones

Gwendoline Christie isn’t being told ‘no’ anymore

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Gwendoline Christie has various ways of putting off questions about Captain Phasma, the villainous Stormtrooper leader she plays in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and, sitting down for a chat during a recent visit to L.A. from her native England, she gave them all a workout.

 

There was the apologetic approach. (“I’m so sorry — this is where I’m going to frustrate you.”) There was mock indignation. (“You can’t ask me any of these questions, and I’m almost appalled that you have!”) There was the vague threat of what could happen if she were to spill any “Star Wars” secrets. (“Something bad would happen to me — and you.”)

 

Christie, 37, is accustomed to withholding plot details, having starred for the last three years as the fan-favorite warrior Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s hit fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” But with roles in not one but two of the most highly anticipated films of the holiday season — she’s in the final installment in the “Hunger Games” franchise, opening Nov. 20, as well as “The Force Awakens,” in theaters Dec. 18 — she finds herself sitting on a pile of spoilers like never before.

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People’s Choice Award 2016 Nomination Time!

There are a few nominations for Game of Thrones, plus you can also write in a vote for Gwendoline herself! Click on the graphics below to go directly to vote for Game of Thrones and Gwendoline.

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Similarities Between ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Game of Thrones’

By Laura Prudom

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“Game of Thrones” fans are already familiar with Gwendoline Christie in her guise as the honorable Brienne of Tarth, but audiences are about to see a very different side of the statuesque thesp thanks to roles in winter’s two biggest films — the final installment of the “Hunger Games” franchise, “Mockingjay – Part 2,” and Episode VII of cinema’s most beloved sci-fi franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

 

For Christie, a classically trained method actor who graduated from Drama Centre London, the most compelling aspect of all three projects is their commitment to diversity, especially in regards to providing roles for women that eschew the traditional, often stereotypical narratives that many female characters are forced to follow in film.

 

“It’s great to be involved in three big franchises, but [they’re] big three big franchises that are looking to expand our consciousness about each other as human beings, and that’s very exciting,” Christie noted during a recent interview with Variety. “They are three enormous things — however, the quality of the writing and the concepts are very, very well developed and very relevant, so everyone seems engaged in the excitement of what these things are doing. All three projects are incredibly progressive, so it feels as though everyone’s caught up with the idea of that, and everyone’s dedicated to giving their absolute best and honoring the set of ideas and setting them forth into the world.”

 

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Gallery Update: Emmys Part 2

Here are the rest of the Emmys photos. Please credit this site if you repost them!

 

Gallery Links:

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Sep 20: 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Sep 20: 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Show

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Sep 20: 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Press Room

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Sep 20: 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – HBO After Party

Congrats to the Game of Thrones Cast and Crew!

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Game of Thrones won four Emmy Awards tonight, at the live ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, bringing the show’s total for this year to an astonishing twelve awards! This demolishes the record previously held by The West Wing, who won nine awards in 2000.

Game of Thrones picked up wins tonight in the categories of:

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – David Nutter for “Mother’s Mercy”
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series  –  David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for “Mother’s Mercy”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series  – Peter Dinklage, his second win in this category

Game of Thrones won the first eight awards for the 2015 Emmys during the Creative Arts Awards ceremony a week ago.

 

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Gallery Update

Thanks to Daisy Ridley Source, I have added the Entertainment Weekly scans from July 24 which includes a new portrait of the Star Wars Villains! I also added a handful of new photos from Comic Con and Ralph Lauren’s Wimbledon party.

 

 

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Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jun 22: Vogue & Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Party

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jul 10: “Game of Thrones” Comic Con Panel

Candids & Snapshots > 2015 Candids > Mar 7: Outside Vivienne Westwood’s Paris Fashion Show

Magazines Scans > Scans in 2015 > 2015 Entertainment Weekly – July 24

Who Wins Brienne or Captain Phasma? Gwendoline Christie Answers

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Gwendoline Christie kind of became the queen of Comic-Con in 2015. In addition to being there for The Hunger Games and her signature role on Game of Thrones, she was finally introduced to the world as her Star Wars character, the evil chrome trooper Captain Phasma.

 

So, of course, she was immediately asked who would win in a fight—Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones or Captain Phasma from Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

 

“It’s just impossible,” Christie said after struggling with the question. “It would be like two worlds meeting and possibly merging and becoming one.”

 

Sure, that’s a bit of a sell-out answer, but it was the only one on a wonderful panel called “Women Who Kick Ass,” run by Entertainment Weekly. Moderated by Sara Vilkomerson, it featured not only Christie but Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Kathy Bates (American Horror Story).

 

“Ten years ago, the world was less embracing than it is now,” Christie said talking about the acceptance of female heroes in Hollywood. “The internet has made people’s frame of reference more diverse, and as a consequence characters like the ones we all play are being embraced. Women want to see them represented in a more realistic way.”
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In case you missed the Video Gallery Updates, here is that panel!

Gallery Update: More Comic Con

Thanks to Far Far Away and Stephanie for their help getting some of these! I’m hoping that the Women Who Kick Ass Panel video will pop up soon but for now its not been posted.

 

 

 

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Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jul 10: “Game of Thrones” Comic Con Panel

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jul 10: Comic Con SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jul 10: “Game of Thrones” Comic Con Press Line

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jul 10: “Game of Thrones” Comic Con Autographs

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jul 10: LucasFilm “Star Wars” Comic Con Panel

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jul 10: LucasFilm “Star Wars” Comic Con Press Line

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jul 10: LucasFilm Comic Con “Star Wars” Concert

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jul 11: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2” Autograph Session

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jul 11: “Women Who Kick Ass” Backstage

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jul 11: “Women Who Kick Ass” Panel

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jul 11: “Women Who Kick Ass” Press Line

Public Appearances > Public Appearances in 2015 > Jul 10-11: Snapshots at Comic Con

Photoshoots > Photoshoots in 2015 > 2015 Entertainment Weekly at Comic Con – Game of Thrones

Photoshoots > Photoshoots in 2015 > 2015 Entertainment Weekly at Comic Con – Star Wars

Entertainment Weekly SDCC 2015 “Game of Thrones” Interviews [Video]

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