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The actress is still unsure on whether or not she'll be a part of the film.
Gwendoline Christie is certainly somebody who's shot right into the spotlight in recent years, mostly in part due to her role in hit HBO fantasy series 'Game Of Thrones'. Opening the door for a number of other projects, one of her most recent successes has come as part of the 'Star Wars' franchise, where she plays Stormtrooper Captain, Captain Phasma.
Gwendoline Christie wants to delve deeper into her 'Star Wars' character
In the first film of the new trilogy, 'The Force Awakens', Phasma established herself to be a tyrannical leader and a ruthlessly loyal following of the agenda being set out by those who ruled over her. She would do whatever it would take to see Supreme Leader Snoke's ambitions come to fruition, and that continued in 2017's release, 'The Last Jedi'.
After the thunderous reception for J.J. Abrams' Episode VII: The Force Awakens two years ago, writer-director Rian Johnson had a lot to live up to with Episode VIII. And he delivers more than anyone expected: a lucid, entertaining film that operates on four distinct planes, deepens all of its characters, enriches the mythology and constantly surprises the audience with twists and turns. It's a little overwhelming, a nonstop two and a half hours of action and intensity without any time to catch your breath. But there's also a steady stream of sharp humour to help keep things in perspective.
The story picks up straight away, as the First Order led by Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) presses its advantage to wipe out the rebellion for good. Snoke is playing his apprentice Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) off against General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) for maximum effect as they launch an attack. Rebel General Leia (Carrie Fisher) is trying to protect her scrappy army, with pilot Poe (Oscar Isaac) trying against the odds to find a way to get them to safety. He sends rebel hero Finn (John Boyega) and mechanic Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) on a mission to track down a hacker who can give them a chance against the First Order. Meanwhile, Rey (Daisy Ridley) has tracked down Leia's brother, jaded Jedi master Luke (Mark Hamill), who is trying to teach her hard truths about the Force.
Each of these characters finds a surprising connection to others, derailing plans and sending each person on an unexpected journey. The way Johnson orchestrates all of this is remarkable because it's both coherent and compelling. And the actors beautifully inhabit the characters, offering telling glimpses beneath the surface. Driver has the strongest role, grappling with three other main characters to understand his destiny. It's dark and complex, and unnervingly moving. Ridley and Hamill also have powerfully gripping moments, while Isaac gets to make good on his scallywag promise in the previous film. And in her final role, the late Fisher brings a wonderfully knowing, sassy edge to Leia.
Continue reading: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review
The actress will be making her return in 'The Last Jedi'.
For many, Gwendoline Christie is most recognisable as the brilliant Brienne of Tarth in HBO series 'Game of Thrones', having played the character for a number of seasons and to-date, managing to keep her head! When 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' was announced however, it became clear that she would be making the move to the big screen in yet another major role, as she took on the villainous character Captain Phasma.
Gwendoline Christie at the premiere for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
Leading the First Order, Phasma is somebody who rules with the intent of utilising the terror she strikes into the hearts of her enemies AND companions, certain in her cause of taking down the Resistance and all who stand alongside it. Whilst she took some bumps in 'The Force Awakens', it looks like she'll be returning stronger than ever in the next 'Star Wars' episodic entry, 'The Last Jedi'.
The film and television series both have a sense of "hope" according to the star.
Every year at San Diego Comic Con, fans from all different sorts of fandoms and fan bases come together to celebrate the best in television, film, gaming and more. One of the biggest panels of the year is the 'Game of Thrones' one, with thousands speculating about just how the series will come to an end, and just 12 more episodes to go until all's wrapped up.
Gwendoline Christie stars as Captain Phasma in 'Star Wars' and Brienne in 'Game of Thrones'
One of the stars of the show present and taking questions from fans as part of the 'Thrones' panel this year was Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth in the fantasy series. Also shooting to fame via the new episodic 'Star Wars' movies as the villainous Captain Phasma, a question came to the star about which of the two huge franchises fans are "crazier".
The actress believes the HBO series has seen the treatment of women in TV change.
There are just a matter of hours to go until the hugely-anticipated seventh season of HBO fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' gets officially underway. With just seven episodes this season, as opposed to the 10 episodes that have made up each of the six seasons that have come before, the appetite for big scenes, action and drama has never been bigger. It's fair to say fans are foaming at the mouth.
Gwendoline Christie is proud of 'Game of Thrones' females
One thing that has remained a constant throughout the series is the presence of powerful women, some of whom act within morality, with others willing to do whatever it takes to maintain their status. The overriding theme here is that they are more than capable of standing amongst the men of the show and sometimes, even go above and beyond what their male counterparts can achieve.
Continue reading: Gwendoline Christie Says 'Game Of Thrones' Changed Television For Women
Gwendoline Christie at a special performance of Letters Live hosted by Porter Magazine in celebration of their Incredible Women of 2016 edition held at The V&A - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 29th November 2016
Captain Phasma is a female role you've never seen before.
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has been an exciting prospect for many reasons; it's not just that it's an adored franchise all over the world, or even that it sees the original actors reprising their roles, but it's been given a fresh re-vamp with some diverse new roles that break down major stereotypes.
Gwendoline Christie represents feminism in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
One such character to do that is Captain Phasma; a chrome-armoured female stormtrooper played by Gwendoline Christie, who was thrilled to get the chance to not only fulfil her childhood dream, but to bring such a unique female character to life. 'I think I was around 6-years-old when my family showed it to me and I fell in love with the film', she reveals. 'There was so many unusual elements, things that I didn't feel I'd seen before in other films. I remember, even at that very young age, seeing Princess Leia and being so in a state of rapture due to her strength, her wit, her determination. Thinking back about this recently, that was quite a significant moment.'
Gwendoline Christie plays Captain Phasma, the first female villain in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and she explains why the role was just too tempting to refuse! Having been a fan of the movies since childhood she remembers how important the character of Princess Leia was to her.
Suzanne Collins' saga comes to a suitably epic conclusion in a climactic series of battles that are packed with emotional kicks to the gut. Director Francis Lawrence continues to show remarkable reverence for the source novels while relying on his A-list cast to bring layers of nuance to even the smallest roles. The result is a massively textured war movie that's packed with darkly personal moments and glimpses of wit and spark. It's also a satisfying conclusion to the franchise that avoids the usual Hollywood bombast.
As the rebels prepare to attack Panem's Capitol and President Snow (Donald Sutherland), the rebellion's figurehead Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) decides to take matters into her own hands. Rebel leaders Coin and Plutarch (Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman) try to stay one step ahead of Katniss, using her as the Mockingjay to rally the troops. With Gale (Liam Hemsworth), a not-quite-unbrainwashed Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a small group of cohorts, Katniss works her way across the bombed-out city to Snow's mansion, intending to put an arrow through his heart. But the battle takes a shocking twist, and Katniss has to make a difficult decision about doing the right thing no matter what it costs her.
Right from the start, the filmmakers continue to echo Katniss' earliest act of heroism when she volunteered for the Hunger Games to protect her sister Prim (Willow Shields) and then vowed to keep Peeta safe in the violent arena. These are the things that drive her right to the very end of this saga, holding the audience in an emotional grip. This means that the political nastiness, violent warfare and publicity posturing all have a much deeper resonance for the audience, while for Katniss they are virtually irrelevant. Her mission remains untainted: she just wants to protect her loved ones and make the future safe. Which is why her speeches carry such rousing power.
Continue reading: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Review
It's been thirty years since the Rebel Alliance; led by the noble Luke Skywalker, the intrepid Princess Leia and the lionhearted Han Solo; finally defeated Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire, alongside his redeemed assistant Darth Vader. The second Death Star was reduced to rubble, and the galaxy was free from a tyrannous evil once more. If only that were true. For there can never be good without evil, and sure enough another Dark Lord, Supreme Leader Snoke, has arisen to take the Emperor's place, with even more brutal plans for the civilians across the stars. But this time there are also new heroes, better equipped to deal with the ever looming terror thanks to an example set by the now ageing former Han, Luke and Leia. They are now preparing to help a vindicated former stormtrooper named Finn, an independent scavenger called Rey, and Poe Dameron who is a Resistance X-Wing pilot.
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Katniss Everdeen is determined to take down President Snow once and for all. Too many lives have been sacrificed and too many homes destroyed while the Capitol has brainwashed and controlled the people of Panem. Now re-united with Peeta after his rescue from Snow's clutches, Katniss gathers her friends from District 13 - Gale, Finnick and Cressida - and sets out on the ultimate mission to free Panem, and fight Snow to the death. But it seems it's not only Snow that wants Katniss dead, as she becomes increasingly paranoid about some of the supposed rebels. Facing increasing uncertainty, more tragedy and some of the worse warfare she could possibly imagine, Katniss starts to realise that ending the nightmare won't end the fear or the collective sorrow.
Gwendoline Christie - Pre-BAFTA dinner at Annabelle's hosted by Charles Finch and Chanel - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 7th February 2015
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