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Game of Thrones put women at the forefront: Gwendoline Christie

Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie says the HBO show has been a game changer when it comes to the representation of women on television.

tv Updated: Jul 19, 2017 10:03 IST
Press Trust of India
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Gwendoline Christie plays Brienne of Tarth on the HBO show.

Gwendoline Christie said epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones is one such series that has given due importance to the women.

The 38-year-old, who plays Brienne of Tarth on the HBO show, said GOT has been a game-changer as it gave an arc to its female characters, unlike many other shows on television, reported Entertainment Weekly.

Cast member Gwendoline Christie poses at a premiere for season 7 of the television series Game of Thrones in Los Angeles, California. (REUTERS)

“This was a television show that would put women at the forefront. We were going to explore female characters in a way that conventionally doesn’t happen,” Christie said at “The Top 10 Game-Changing Game of Thrones Moments”, a special on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN).

Citing examples of characters such as Sansa and Arya Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, and Brienne, the actress said the women in the series are independent, complex and powerful.

(FromL) British actress Gwendoline Christie, US actress Elisabeth Moss and Australian actress Nicole Kidman pose on May 23, 2017 during a photocall for the tv series 'Top Of The Lake: China Girl' at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (AFP)

“They wouldn’t simply exist as the mother role, the girlfriend role, the wife role, or the sister. They would be people in their own right. I think putting women to the fore is what has changed the platform for television now,” Christie said.

Game of Thrones season seven premiers in India on July 18.

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First Published: Jul 16, 2017 15:04 IST