Ex-‘Game of Thrones’ star Gwendoline Christie was thrilled to play something opposite of Brienne.
Her character in Netflix’s «Wednesday» was conceived as a subversion of a «Hitchcock heroine.»
Christie told Vogue in an interview that costume designer Colleen Atwood made her feel «celebrated.»
‘Game of Thrones’ star Gwendoline Christie played Larissa Weems in the hit Netflix series ‘Wednesday,’ a character whose sleek style was a far cry from Brienne of Tarth’s armor. While breaking down 10 of her fashion looks for Vogue, Christie praised the hit show’s costume designer for making her feel amazing.
«I was overwhelmed to have the opportunity to work with Colleen Atwood,» said Christie.
Atwood and Christie were on the same page from the start when it came to Larissa’s visual aesthetic. Atwood thought the look should be inspired by ‘The Birds’ star Tippi Hedren, and Christie had already dreamed up a ruthless «heroine Hitchcock» style.
“Colleen and I had these wonderful fittings where she has a laser-like mind,” Christie said. «She always made me feel celebrated. She made me feel like my body was beautiful – that I was beautiful, that I dressed well and that my ideas were welcome and relevant.»
Christie said she felt ready to play a character completely opposite to Brienne of Tarth in «Game of Thrones,» who was often looked down upon for her looks and her desire to be a woman and a knight.
«This character had to overcome a lot of shame about how society treated the character,» Christie said. «But he’s a bold, confident and proud character.
While reflecting on her TV costumes and red carpet looks as well as her catwalk appearances, the 6’3″ star said people in the fashion world welcomed her much quicker than ‘at Hollywood.
«It took me a long time to feel embraced by the acting industry, but the fashion industry embraced me,» Christie said. «For everything society has said about me hasn’t worked. For everything about my volume, my opinions, my sense of humor, my desire to change and transform, and simultaneously demand to take some place with the body in which I was born.
You can watch the full video on Vogue’s YouTube channel. The first season of «Wednesday» is now streaming on Netflix.
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