Make sure to read it because it shows the passion that the actress Gwendoline Christie has for this role. We were struck by this particular quote (among others.)
“I wanted the part so very badly because from reading the books the character was so like elements of myself and the kind you’d always want to play. I’ve not come across a part like this before, whereby the complexities of being an extremely tall woman are explored. So I decided I had to go all out for it.”
“Over six weeks a dear friend of mine worked with me: I started working out and lost a stone and a half,” she reveals, adding: “We did cardio-vascular exercises and I began to do yoga regularly. I stopped drinking, changed my diet entirely, and when I learnt I had a meeting coming up, I started kickboxing. I couldn’t find any sword-fighting places…but I read all of Brienne’s story throughout the books in detail and started watching the series.”
Check out the newest issue of SFX magazine which has a multi-page interview with George R.R. Martin. The two biggest topics that our readers will be interested in is the specific episode George wrote for season 2, entitled “Blackwater.” As George has told us in the past, the plan is for him to write the script for 1 episode per season. In season 1, George wrote the script for episode 9 entitled “Baelor.”
What may be of even more interest to our readers is that George has confirmed that he is indeed working on The Winds of Winter. His estimate is that HBO he will have four years or so until the HBO series catches up to that point in the books. While this seems to make sense, I still think that if he takes that long it will leave us all in a very awkward place for the final book A Dream of Spring. But that is too far ahead to be looking I think.
Great news for GRRM and all of his fans. Yesterday SFX magazine held their annual readers awards. A Dance with Dragons won best novel, and Game of Thrones won best new TV show. And then not even 24 hours later, The NY Giants (or perhaps the Giants from Beyond the Wall) won the Super Bowl. George is probably in one of his greatest moods of all time.