Gwendoline Christie discusses Brienne’s journey next season and how the fans have responded to her character. We also have more video interviews with other members of the cast building hype for season 6.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Christie promised more Brienne action next season.
“After season 5, people would come up on the street moaning about why wasn’t Brienne wasn’t doing more. I’d say, ‘I’m terribly sorry, I’m not really in charge of that.’ I got the scripts for season 6 and I thought the story was so fantastic. It’s really exciting to see Brienne burst forth again.”
She discussed the positive feedback she’s received from fans about her character.
“Women talk to me about how Brienne is important to them and they’re really happy it illustrates an unconventional side of femininity and womanhood compared to what we’re used to seeing,” she said. “There’s a shift in the kind of things people want to see in entertainment, and I hope this breeds in people’s minds and we see more different incarnations of women.”
She also hinted at some converging storylines that she’s excited to see next season.
“So many characters for so long had their isolated storylines and as a fan of this show as well, I’ve been wanting and dreaming — ‘I wonder what it would be like to see this person interact with this other person?’ And that’s what starts to unfold.”
In a wonderfully lengthy video, Carice Van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Maisie Williams, Tom Wlaschiha, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ellie Kendrick, Daniel Portman, Alfie Allen, Jonathan Pryce, Dean-Charles Chapman, Iwan Rheon and Michael McElhatton chat about where their characters find themselves in season 6 and the cultural impact of Game of Thrones.
Alfie Allen discusses the psychology of “the new Theon” and Daniel Portman talks about Podrick’s popularity and his development next season.