Gwendoline Christie has opened up about the possibility of returning to the Game of Thrones universe as Brienne of Tarth for the Jon Snow spinoff.
Gwendoline Christine’s Brienne of Tarth first appeared in the Game of Thrones world in the show’s second season. A woman who wanted to be a knight, her character overcame adversary in a world where the idea of a woman warrior was laughed at. At the end of the series, she is made the captain of The Kings Guard.
The show’s final season was a very controversial one. The show’s various creative decisions left many fans unsatisfied and even angry. Since then, HBO has put several Game of Thrones prequel series into development including House of the Dragon and Tales Of Dunk And Egg. The first sequel series was revealed to be in development earlier this month which will revolve around fan-favorite character Jon Snow.
In a recent interview with Collider Gwendoline Christie spoke about her role as Brienne of Tarth and whether or not she would be willing to reprise the role for the Jon Snow sequel series:
“I really love that character too. I will never stop being grateful for the opportunity to play her. I really won’t. That was really the opportunity of a lifetime. It was incredible. I adored the character, and it came about at a time in my life as my development of what I wanted to do artistically was to express something about the experience that I’d had in life that felt quite niche, but simultaneously was about the very human and relatable experience of being an outsider. I also felt like we hadn’t seen a woman like that on television, or very much in entertainment, before. What I loved about Brienne was that she was able to overcome her circumstances and often triumph. The idea of that marginalized person triumphing was glorious. I love the sound of the Jon Snow spinoff. I really do. I loved watching the show too. It’s very surprising to feel this wave of interest that people are still so invested and that the love is still so real. I think many people feel that they would love to see that story continue. I am hugely invested in playing very different parts now and being pushed and becoming a better actor, developing as an actor, and working with auteurs. There are so many directors I would love to work with, and I want to create different kinds of work. That is my focus. However, I will never stop loving Brienne of Tarth, and I will never stop being interested by her.”
Since appearing in Game of Thrones, Gwendoline Christie has also appeared as Captain Phasma in the Star Wars sequel films. She will also portray Lucifer in the upcoming Netflix show, The Sandman. Whether or not HBO has anything planned for her character in the Jon Snow series, however, is currently unknown.
Here is the synopsis for the upcoming spinoff series House of the Dragon:
Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, the series will tell the story of House Targaryen (a.k.a. the House that gave us the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen) and take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal serve as co-showrunners on House of the Dragon and are executive producing alongside George R. R. Martin. The series features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, and Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, and Sonoya Mizuno.
House of the Dragon is set to premiere on August 21st while all episodes of Game of Thrones are available on HBO Max. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the franchise and Gwendoline Christie’s role in it and be sure to subscribe to Leak Herald’s YouTube channel for more original video content.