I know Game of Thrones has only just started its fourth season, but there’s already one glaring omission: nowhere is it mentioned that Brienne of Tarth and I are best friends (I am reliably informed that this canonical fact is absent within the books as well). She teaches me how to use swords, I teach her how to play Dungeons & Dragons (she rolled a paladin, obviously), and we talk over sensible amounts of wine about how wearing pants and boots is the absolute best. I admitted to her once that I occasionally like a good dress, too, and that I hoped it wouldn’t jeopardize our BFF status. She looked at me like I was crazy, and said, “What is this, high school? So long as you are true to yourself, keep your word, and act with honor, you can wear whatever you want.” And then we drank more wine and smiled at the memory of all the bad guys we’d vanquished.
Gwendoline Christie mentioned none of these key character points in her recent interview with Access Hollywood, but she did have some interesting things to say about Brienne’s connection with Jaime, her vow to Catelyn Stark, and her latest conversation with Margaery.