«I finally feel beautiful on screen»: Gwendoline Christie talks about her role in Merlina.

Famous for her role in Game of Thrones, the British actress talks about her role as the headmistress of Nevermore Academy.

You may recognize her as the brave and honorable Brienne of Tarth, but Gwendoline Christie is an extremely talented actress with a great career that precedes her. She being present in big productions like star wars episode 8, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and even in Sandman. We recently got to see her play the director of the Nevermore Academy, Larisa Weems in Tim Burton’s Merlina series.

Merlina is currently positioned as the most watched series on Netflix and has a score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. In addition to also having a positive assessment greater than 70%.

The character played by Christie was created by herself along with series director and costume designer Collen Atwood. In an interview with Entertainment Weeklythe British actress commented on her experience acting in this new version of The Addams Locos. In this, she commented that she was grateful for the production, in addition to the fact that the role made her feel «beautiful» for the first time.

Christie confessed to having put herself into the creation and interpretation of the role, after Burton himself gave her the freedom to characterize it. “It was an opportunity to create that and inhabit that type of impenetrable and imperious character with that classic idea of ​​femininity”he asserted.

«It’s the first time I feel beautiful on screen,» pointed out and added that: “I cannot express my sincerest gratitude to Tim and Colleen and our hair and makeup team. Colleen Atwood is rightfully a legend, and what she does is close to witchcraft in terms of transformation. It is an honor in my life to work with Colleen and to work with Tim”.

Gwendoline drew inspiration from actresses Tippi Hedren and Kim Novak to build director Larissa and admitted that she likes playing characters that are completely different in character from hers.

“He said, ‘You can do whatever you want with the character, feel free to do whatever you want and we’ll keep talking about it.’”said the actress in relation to her deal with the acclaimed director when creating Larissa Weems.

“What came to mind was this idea of ​​this Hitchcockian heroine, this screen siren, that maybe that young woman would look to our mystical portal, the cinema, as an embodiment of her fantasies. And strangely, Tim had the exact same idea and so did Colleen Atwood.»he added.