Game of Thrones season 7: Star Gwendoline Christie says show was a GAME-CHANGER for women

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The headliner, who plays feisty warrior Brienne of Tarth in the HBO fantasy series, palliated that she was drawn to the show because women were no longer feigned to take supporting parts and had fully fleshed-out roles.

Speaking in a memorable on the PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network, Christie said: «This was a goggle-box show that would put women at the forefront.

«We were going to reconnoitre female characters in a way that conventionally doesn’t happen.

«They wouldn’t absolutely exist as the mother role, the girlfriend role, the wife role, or the sister. They command be people in their own right.»

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I think putting women to the fore is what has changed the podium for television now

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«I think putting women to the fore is what has traded the platform for television now,» she added.

The actress also recently shed some fall on on her character’s love life, and specifically the complicated and fan-favourite relationship between Brienne and Jamie Lannister (participate ined by Nicolaj Coster-Waldau).

“There’s a whole world there. But I don’t think either of them has any estimation of what’s going on or how to deal with it,” she shared.

While the Kingslayer has approved back to his sister Cersei (Lena Headey) in Kings Landing, followers have moved on to speculating over the potential of a love story between the six-foot blonde and noted Wildling leader Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju).

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But the 38-year-old quite bluntly close down the idea of the pair as a couple, when she told Newsweek: “Do you over she actually liked him?” 

After the publication replied «no», she said that was all the be to blame for they needed. 

Game of Thrones returns to HBO on July 16 and when one pleases be simulcast in the UK at 2am on Sky Atlantic. Catch up on season one to seven on NOW TV.

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