Five Things You Didn’t Know about Gwendoline Christie

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Gwendoline Christie


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If you watch Game of Thrones, then you probably already know about the acting talents of Gwendoline Christie. The English actress and model has been in more than a handful of productions. But for the most part, it always spins right back to her role as Brienne of Tarth.

Besides her portrayal of the brawny, loyal Knight of the House of Tarth, Christie has also appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Personal History of David Copperfield. The London-based star has gained a ton of recognition since her early days as an actress.

With such wide recognition comes a hoard of fans who want to know all they can about her. In that vein, here are a few things you may not have known about Gwendoline Christie.

5. She Almost Became A Nun

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Way before her acting career took off, Christie considered answering a whole other calling. Fearing that her towering stature might hinder her success, she looked to the divine. No doubt, over the years, her height has lent itself quite exquisitely to all her roles.

So, what she thought was a disadvantage turned out to be quite the blessing in disguise.

4. She Was Bullied While Growing Up

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This may be hard to believe, considering who we’re writing about here. But, it’s true, Gwendoline Christie was bullied as a child. Unlike most people who simply got bullied by their classmates, Christie had to endure hateful remarks from both her teachers and peers.

In a nutshell, they told her she wouldn’t amount to anything because of her appearance. Boy, were they wrong on that count!

3. She Once Wanted To Be A Famous Dancer


Despite being quite great at it, acting wasn’t Gwendoline Christie’s first career choice. The successful actress once wanted to be a dancer, and she was quite good at it too. Unfortunately, when she was 11 years old, tragedy struck.

A mishap left her with a spinal injury that pretty much meant she couldn’t dance on a professional level. Rather than brooding and giving up completely, Christie pivoted. She decided that showbiz was still her thing and decided to go into acting.

2. She Stands  At 6’3″

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Just looking at her, it’s obvious that Gwendoline Christie is a tall woman. But do you often wonder just how tall she is? Let’s start off by pointing out that back when she was 12 years old, she was already 5’7″. By the time she clocked 14, she was a full 6’1″.

Presently, the star stands at a whopping 6’3″, which has actually lent itself quite well to the parts she’s played.

1.  She Idolizes Marilyn Monroe

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A lot of people loved the woman who practically created the mold for the blonde bombshell. Gwendoline Christie is no exception to that. In fact, she credits part of her decision to become an actress to Marilyn Monroe.

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