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Meet Gwendoline Christie! 5 Fun Facts About Blonde Bombshell Cast In The New Star Wars Movie

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First Gwendoline Christie is cast as Commander Lyme in the Hunger Games: Mockingjay, and now she's announced as having a part in Star Wars?!


While fans have been absolutely LOV-ING her as Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones, it seems like the rest of the world may not know who Gwen is.

Which is a TRAVESTY!

So, to introduce you to one of the newest cast members of Episode VII, we've got five fun facts for you

Ch-ch-check out how incredibly interesting the actress is…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

The role of Brienne on GoT is one that Gwendoline fought hard for because she connects deeply with the character due to "all of the bullying and insults that I have received, very painfully over the years — about being tall and about you know, my androgyny."

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Gwendoline is 6'3, which is AWESOME. She can tower over everyone! Which is why she ALWAYS has people asking about her height. Now people won't ask how tall she is, they'll ask her if she's that tall girl from the Star Wars movies! Winning!

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The GoT actress is English and hails from Worthing in West Sussex. Being an actress wasn't always on her agenda, however! It seems she was going to be a professional gymnast as a child but ended up hurting her spine, which resulted in her decision to start acting!

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She's perfect to play an alien in Star Wars, because she's played one before! Gwen plays Lexi, aka a Nekross alien on the British sci-fi series Wizards vs. Aliens!

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And the most mind blowing of all? She doesn't know her actual age because both Gwen AND her mother don't know her birth day! So CRAZY!

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We can't WAIT to see what role Gwen will play in the upcoming film!

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One comment to “Meet Gwendoline Christie! 5 Fun Facts About Blonde Bombshell Cast In The New Star Wars Movie”

  1. Tara says – reply to this


    Blonde bombshell is being VERY generous.