Melissa LoParco Staff Writer
Winter is coming…in 17 days!
The countdown is officially on and Entertainment Weekly is counting down by giving us 15 days of Thrones which will give you the lowdown on what to expect of our favourite returning characters this season.
First up we have the bad ass Brienne of Tarth who is played by Gwendoline Christie who briefly told Entertainment Weekly what to expect from the character in season three:
“[Season 3] focuses on [Brienne and Jaime’s] relationship and the journey those two human beings go on is extraordinary. We see her in situations trying to survive in ways that extend beyond her physical strength. And we start to see her explore her womanhood, what it is, for her, to be a woman. She’s starts to find out more about herself and about very basic human emotions — attachment to someone else and what honor really means to her. In this ridiculous and extreme situation of high drama, she starts to really find out who she is and what she believes in.”
She says that when she was cast as Brienne she was flattered to hear that people were calling her ‘too pretty’ to play the character.
When asked in what way Christie is most like Brienne, she responded:
“There’s so many parts of my life that I’ve struggled with — that so many millions of others struggled with — about being an outsider, about feeling ugly, about having to overcome looking different to other people. The great thing about this character is she’s found her strength. And this season, she goes beyond that as a person.”
The second character that EW profiled is the wilding Ygritte played by Rose Leslie.
According to EW we are going to see, “how tough Ygritte is, this season she’ll have more opportunities to show that she’s every bit as much of a warrior as the Wildling men.
We can also expect to hear Ygritte’s infamous line: “You know nothing, Jon Snow.”
She told EW that she gets a lot of requests to say the line, but fans never seem overly satisfied when she says it.
“I use a different voice — I put on an accent on the show — so when I say ‘You know nothing, Jon Snow’ in my own voice you get a furrowed brow from fans and they’re like, ‘That doesn’t sound like Ygritte.’ And then I got to go into [her character’s] accent and do it and it’s a really long boring process for the fan and I’m sure they walk away wishing they hadn’t asked me because it’s such a kerfuffle.”
Be sure to keep checking both PopWrapped and Entertainment Weekly for more Game of Thrones content as we lead up to the premier of the third season.