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WATCH ECCC: Gwendoline Christie talks about saying goodbye to Game of Thrones
Although Game of Thrones is nearing its conclusion, series star Gwendoline Christie told fans at Emerald City Comic Con that she never felt she had job security. On the first day of ECCC 2019, Christie was a guest on the Live Stage, where SYFY WIRE's Jackie Jennings spoke with her about the end of Game of Thrones. The actress who portrays Brienne of Tarth told the audience that she was irrationally afraid of being killed off between seasons... but when it came time to say goodbye to the series, she couldn’t hide her emotional response.
"I had prepared myself: 'this is going to come and I will be upset,'" said Christie. "But actually, nothing could really prepare me for it. Coming up to the end of the day, the showrunners were doing something for us whereby they would announce that you were wrapped and they would say a few words. I told myself 'just breathe, it's fine. I'm lucky I ever had this job.' They said something nice about me, and I just started to sob."
According to Christie, she wasn't able to immediately let go of that moment. Instead, her sobbing lasted for a prolonged time.
"I didn't stop [sobbing] for two hours," revealed Christie. "And so I'm going into hair and like having things taken out of my hair and makeup – 'she's still going.' And I'm walking off to costume – 'she's still going.' Literally, crew members are saying 'she's still going! Stop crying... no... she's still going.' It was hugely emotional, but I think it's important to really let those things out."
Christie also shared a few other GoT memories with us. Watch below!