‘Game of Thrones’ season 3 spoilers: Gwendoline Christie on Brienne, Jaime, and loveMay 25, 2013
Can someone hand Brienne a boombox with “I Want to Know What Love Is” on it? We have a feeling that after this season of “Game of Thrones,” the actress could really use the track to belt out a few powerful notes.
At times, Jaime Lannister’s relationship with Brienne feels straight out of one of those great 1980s high school movies, where you have the dashing captain of the football team realize that there is something wonderful about a girl he once considered to be an outcast, and the two form a connection that no one else understands before kissing at the end to some sort of track by The Cure. Then at other times, it’s more of a classic buddy-cop movie … and you don’t want to see the same sort of scene at the end of that.
So which way does the actress behind Brienne see their relationship going? Speaking on this matter to Rolling Stone, Gwendoline Christie plants her flag almost firmly in the middle between “budding romance” and “really good friendship”:
“The world of ‘Game of Thrones,’ the world that George R.R. Martin has created and that Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff]’s translation adapts brilliantly, is a world that’s never straightforward. I genuinely have moments of absolutely no idea. I don’t even know if I want them to [be together romantically], because what they’re experiencing is a bond that is quite unusual and quite pure bond. He did come back and save her life, which is enormous. I think it makes us examine a lot of possibilities and angles of what love is, and what love makes us capable of.”
What we are perhaps the most curious about from a storytelling perspective is what happens when the two do make it to King’s Landing together: Do they go their separate ways, continue to fight for each other, or realize that one is missing something without the other? The series has taken their time with them to the point of frustration, but the point of this entire season 3 storyline this year has been to show the bond that the two have formed, which will carry over into future episodes, as well.
We do not have another new “Game of Thrones” episode to discuss until next week, and so for now, we recommend you visiting the link here to watch some clips that take you behind the scenes of this past installment.