Gwendoline Christie says she's ''happy to be on the outside'' in life.

The 39-year-old actress - who is best-known for her starring role in 'Game of Thrones' - has admitted to being bullied ''terribly'' during her school years, but she's since grown to accept her ''inconsistencies and ugly parts''.

Gwendoline told ES magazine: ''You either think I'm unconventional and there's no place for me and therefore I should disappear, or you think good, I'm happy to be on the outside.

''Because if this is the small-minded, mean, uncompassionate viewpoint of the inside, then I don't want to be there. I'm happy out here with all the other leftovers, who show love and support for each other.

''All of the inconsistencies, complexities and ugly parts - whatever that might mean - can exist and beauty can be made out of it. That's what I want beauty to be.''

Gwendoline has managed to escape some of her troubles through her quirky taste in fashion.

The actress - who is dating designer Giles Deacon - also revealed she is determined not to live a ''prescriptive'' lifestyle.

She said: ''It was a combination of wanting to escape the unpleasant narrative that was being applied to me at school, where I was bullied terribly, and loving the transportative nature of the arts.

''It was about not wanting to live a prescriptive life.''

Gwendoline admitted she loves being able to play the part of someone else and, in turn, to run away from her real-life self for a short time.

She said: ''It's so much easier to be other people. And it's always in putting on the mask that you reveal yourself. It's however people find it easiest to breathe. And that's how I find it easiest.''