Game of Thrones has so many incredible characters, both male and female living in Westeros, but it’s safe to say the women on the show may be the most interesting. From Daenerys Targaryen to Cersei Lannister to Arya Stark to even Brienne of Tarth, the ladies of Game of Thrones bring it each and every season.
Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne, spoke with Variety during the Season 8 premiere in New York City last week and revealed the reason the HBO series features so many female characters is all because of the fans!
“It’s really extraordinary, isn’t it? Because Game of Thrones has come about at a time where the birth of the Internet also really occurred with people using it regularly, having phones where they could refer to it with ease,” she shared.
“And what the Internet has done is provided everyone with an equal voice, and one element was that we heard what audiences want. And what they want are more female characters, and they want more complex female characters.”
Because the television series is based on books, the writers and producers have so perfectly balanced what was previously written with new and fresh ideas.
“Something I’m deeply proud of in this show is that it has honored the books, it has taken the characters that are so exquisitely drawn and described in the books, and maintained that and kept it in the TV show,” Christie explained.
“And I think that this huge phenomenon that is Game of Thrones has illustrated that people want to see female characters, they’re interested in those stories. And it has provided some really exceptional female characters. I’m very proud to be a part of it.”
Fans of GOT will get to see who’ll take the Iron Throne when the final season premieres Sunday, April 14 on HBO.