first_img ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future Even though Christie will not be wearing Brienne of Tarth’s “beautifully designed but excruciating armor” anymore, she said playing the fierce character changed her perspective on being a leader and a strong-willed female.  She told Variety that the end of her character’s piece in the Game of Thrones equation felt like a “natural conclusion.”“Brienne really made me examine the parts of myself that I thought needed to be concealed, that I felt that society was telling me weren’t good enough,” Christie explained. “I was embarrassed to confront my androgyny, or my strength, or my masculinity, and what I felt about female empowerment and gender politics and the inconsistencies in my body and face. I was forced to confront all of those things to get into the character and that has been a great gift.”More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 4 Recap: The Violence Continues AnywayWatch: Tormund Flirts With Brienne of Tarth for 3 Minutes Straight‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 5 Trailer: ‘Time to Strike Back’ With only two more Game of Thrones episodes to go, fans have a lot of questions about the fate of certain Iron Throne contenders, and Season 8, Episode 4 was tough with many departures and deaths, including Jaime Lannister’s harsh goodbye scene with Brienne of Tarth. Gwendoline Christie, the actress who plays Brienne of Tarth on the show, discussed her character’s complicated relationship with Jaime Lannister and what she has loved the most about playing a badass Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.Christie spoke with Variety about Brienne of Tarth’s strengths and weaknesses, including why viewers get to see another side of her character, one that’s not stiff, fearsome, and ready to battle. In “The Last of the Starks,” Brienne of Tarth lost her virginity and let her feelings of love for Jaime Lannister shine through. Despite being vulnerable, Brienne of Tarth had a moment of happiness, which sadly ceased after Jaime Lannister decided to head back to King’s Landing.“She has let her armor down. It was essential for the character to evolve beyond what we’d seen so far, which was her strength and ability at fighting and physical combat,” Christie told Variety. “We get to see something else of this woman’s emotional world and how she’s developed over the years.”Stay with [email protected] discusses the final season of #GameofThrones for #BrienneofTarth: https://t.co/upTXG65oPE pic.twitter.com/m11jspkdtg— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 6, 2019Christie said filming the Winterfell farewell scene with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was incredibly emotional, and how she will miss playing her strong character on Game of Thrones.“I remember I went to do my stunt training and horse-riding training and that’s where the character was first born. It’s where the relationship with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau first developed,” Christie added. “That day it meant such a great deal because I’m looking around at the crew — some of whom I will not work with again on Game of Thrones — I’m looking at that set which I will not film on again, and it’s been an experience that has changed my life beyond all comprehension and afforded me an acting career.”center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more