Gwendoline Christie on her ‘Star Wars’ training Video

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you at home watching us. We’re excited for our next guest. You know her as the fears Brianna tart on “Game of thrones” and now she’s returning to the big screen as captain phasma in “Star wars: The last jedi.” Please welcome gwendoline Christie. ??? How are you? Nice to see you. Lovely. Gwendoline, gwendoline, gwendoline. Welcome? Thank you for having me. So happy to have you. Captain phasma has returned. But before we — before we go there, I want to ask how was it when you found out you got this role and you were going to be a part of this whole “Star wars” universe. I’d wanted to be in “Star wars” my whole life, you know. I had been a fan since I was 6 years old when I first saw the flips and I remember saying to my mother because I wanted to be an actress since I was very young and said, god I really want to be a “Star wars” movie and my mother saying they don’t make them anymore. Then when I heard this was coming back, you know, I was cheering on with the rest of the world thinking we’re going to have it again and I really wanted to be a part of it and also when I saw how diverse the casting was, that’s what excited me. It’s true, you know. We need to have our world reflected in our entertainment so I wanted to be a part of that more than ever. Did you get the word out through your people? I mean, I was just constantly going on and on and on about it and I would just — every phone call say, oh, they’re interested in this. I want to be in “Star wars.” You’ve got a meeting for this. I want to be in “Star wars.” I was relentless about it then I was very lucky to hear that they were interested. And then it was a very slow sort of process because we didn’t know if it would work with my schedule for “Game of thrones” and then they were very generous and accommodating and but when I knew it was happening was when I came in for the costume fitting and I saw that costume and I knew about the character but seeing — they had decided to create this female character who looked incredible but her femininity is not delineated in the shape of her body. It’s not about her exposing her gender. It’s about who she is and how we relate to her. So now I’ve got these two massive armies of fans behind you. They’re going to have to duke it out, “Game of thrones” fans and “Star wars” fans. Well, they’re very passion Nall fan bases. I mean — A lot of crossover. I think there really is. There’s something…

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