We’re guessing Tormund Giantsbane’s crass flirtation with Brienne of Tarth on “Game of Thrones” didn’t go over well with Gwendoline Christie.
Last week, the “Wednesday” actor began her new role as Principal Larissa Weems in Tim Burton’s new Netflix series, which follows Wednesday Addams during her school days at “Nevermore Academy.”
Gwendoline Christie, who has appeared in high-profile productions such as “Star Wars” and “The Hunger Games,” says her new role as Larissa has helped her confidence — and she credits Burton and the show’s costume designer, Colleen Atwood, for the boost.
“It is the first time I’ve ever felt beautiful on screen,” Gwendoline Christie told Entertainment Weekly in a piece published last week. “I cannot express my extreme gratitude more heartily 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 of my life to work with Colleen and to work with Tim.”
Gwendoline Christie added that Atwood made her body feel “celebrated and beautiful.”
“She is able to look at your body and emphasize different elements, emphasize your strong points,” Christie said. “The way she made me feel was my body felt celebrated and beautiful. Never once did I feel like there was something to hide or something to be ashamed of. She made me feel incredible.”
Christie told EW that Burton offered her the power to shape her character Larissa in whatever way she desired, including her appearance.
Gwendoline Christie saw herself as a “Hitchcock-style heroine, this screen siren,” Larissa’s style was influenced by Tippi Hedren and Kim Novak.
Christie, who stands over 6 feet tall, opened out about her figure to GQ Style in 2019.
“I think because my body seems to draw such extreme responses from people, that, well … it’s fight or flight, isn’t it? Sink or swim,” she told the magazine at the time. “You either exist in a state of shame about not fitting into society or you embrace what you have. As time goes by, you become very aware of your own mortality and you want to inhabit who you are fully.”
Gwendoline Christie opens up about the first time she’s ‘Ever Felt Beautiful On Screen’