So what’s up for the everyone's favorite Westerosi knight errant now that she’s delivered Ser Jaime Lannister — aka the Kingslayer (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) — relatively safely (albeit minus one important piece) to King's Landing? Actress Gwendoline Christie teases how the Maid of Tarth will find herself in “unexpected” situations.
In a lengthy interview with USA Today, Christie talked about what’s coming up for her character in the upcoming fourth season of HBO's Game of Thrones.
Here are some of the choicest bits from the interview with the statuesque blond beauty.
Q. I’m sure author George R.R. Martin and the rest of the Game of Thrones team is stalking everyone with an ax to make sure no spoilers get out, but what can you tease about where we’ll find Brienne in this new season?
A. Over Seasons 2 and 3, we’ve see a real growth of character, and Season 3 certainly saw her placed in situations she’d never been in before with the type of person she’d never been manacled to before — I don’t think she’d ever been manacled to anyone — and had gone on this very complex and lengthy journey with Jaime Lannister.
At the end of Season 3, we of course see that she delivers him back to Kings Landing, almost in one piece, and then in Season 4 it’s safe for me to say that is where we see them again. Brienne finds herself throughout Season 4 in situations that are unexpected and outside of her comfort zone.
What I love so much about the show is we really see the expansion of the character — we see her move through different stages of development and we see her at Kings Landing, which is perhaps not a kind of environment that Brienne is used to negotiating. It’s a world of secrets, of words, of intrigue, and Brienne is a women of physicality and physical action. We see the development of this person as they negotiate another new world that they have no experience of.
Also, yet again, Brienne is tested against great hardship — perhaps the greatest hardship yet.
What I love about what George R.R. Martin created is the progression of a character. I do say it because it’s true, in Game of Thrones the only thing you can ever expect is totally the unexpected. We see the punishing nature of human experience as people are tested again and again.
There is no shortage of action for her. And sometimes with comic consequences.
No shortage of action with sometimes comic consequences? This should be fun to watch, then.
Here, have a bit of Jaime and Brienne:
Are you excited to see what'll be in store for Gwendoline Christie's Brienne of Tarth in the upcoming fourth season of Thrones? What storyline are you guys most looking forward to see play out?
Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 6.