Hunger Games is ‘progressive’ says Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie reckons the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is “progressive” because of the way it portrays men and women.

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Gwendoline plays Commander Lyme alongside Jennifer Lawrence in the final instalment of the Hunger Games.
She said she couldn’t quite believe she was a part of it.

 

“I think it’s a really progressive story and I’m very proud to be a part if this story,” she told Newsbeat at the UK premiere.

 

“I think there’s very interesting and modern depictions of women and of men,” she explained.

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“I think Katniss is obviously a very inspirational, resolute, determined woman.

 

“But also, we have Peeta, what one could consider to be an unconventional character because he is not a brawny man. He is someone more emotional.

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New Star Wars Trailer from Japan

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Gallery Update: Mockingjay Part 2 London Premiere

Here’s the first batch of photos from the premiere but I’ll add more as I get them! Gwendoline looks stunning in her silvery dress. I bet its styled by Giles Deacon but I don’t know for sure. It turns out it’s Vivienne Westwood Couture. If you repost these, please credit the site!

 

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Mockingjay Part 2 London Premiere – Live Stream

Or go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9AWcudpiyg&feature=youtu.be

Lionsgate have set up a Hunger Games treasure hunt in London’s Leicester Square

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Lionsgate UK is partnering with Google to provide a fully interactive and exclusive European-first experience in Leicester Square on the day of the UK premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

 

From 11am on Thursday 5th November any fans visiting Leicester Square ahead of the premiere will be invited to download a free Hunger Games-themed app created especially for the event.

 

Using location-based Eddystone™ beacon technology, the app will guide fans on a classic treasure hunt around the Square searching for clues that will unlock rich media content and ultimately allow them to win prizes. In addition, the app will also deliver a fully immersive Virtual Reality (VR) experience; a timeline of events in real time so that fans can spot their favourite stars as they walk the red carpet; and will announce an exclusive YouTube™ livestream of the event taking place from 5.30pm – 7.15pm.

 

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson and Gwendoline Christie alongside Director Francis Lawrence and producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Killik are all expected to attend the event taking place at the Odeon Leicester Square.

 

Mockingjay – Part 2 is the final chapter of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, one of the most successful film franchises of all time.
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences around the world by storm, grossing more than $2.3 billion at the global box office, and The Hunger Games trilogy has sold more than 82 million books worldwide. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 brings the franchise to its powerful conclusion with a final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen (Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence) realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.

 

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A Happy Belated Birthday Video for Gwendoline

I wish this had been on time but someone (*ahem*Gwendoline) never told the public her birthday until the actual day. I heard this song and knew it was perfect for her.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Gwendoline Christie on Playing the Series’ First Female Villain

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A couple months ago, a minor controversy erupted when the official Star Wars Facebook page posted an image of Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), and some dickhead inevitably stepped in asking how we were supposed to know that was a woman beneath the armor. In all fairness to the guy (who should have known better to lead with “Not to be sexist but…”), most media embeds the knowledge that for something to be deemed feminine, it has to be sexual. There can be armor, but it has to be armor that accents the breasts, legs, and posterior.

 

star-wars-the-force-awakens-gwendoline-christie-captain-phasma-442x600To the eternal credit of the person running the Star Wars Facebook page, they responded “It’s armor. On a woman. It doesn’t have to look feminine.”

 

Christie hopes she’ll have viewers rethinking feminine power with Phasma, and in a new interview with EW, she talks a bit about her mysterious character. Without specifically mentioning the online fracas from a couple months back, Christie commented on how the costume flies in the face of how female characters are expected to dress:

 

“We know very little about her at this stage, but what I think people are drawn to is that this is a very progressive female character,” the actress says. “We see Captain Phasma, and we see the costume from head to toe, and we know that it is a woman. But we are used to, in our media, connecting to female characters via the way that they look, from the way they are made flesh.”

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Gwendoline Christie is such a warrior, she even fought to be in ‘Star Wars’

 

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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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