Gwendoline Christie is at all times a formidable, putting presence on display. Most just lately, she starred alongside Jenna Ortega in Netflix’s “Wednesday” as Larissa Weems, the principal of Nevermore Academy, the place Ortega’s titular heroine goes to high school. This summer time, she appeared as Lucifer within the streamer’s “The Sandman” collection, which was renewed this fall. Fans, in fact, first fell in love together with her as the best knight in Westeros, Ser Brienne of Tarth, in “Game of Thrones,” and he or she introduced her sword-fighting abilities to outer area for the Star Wars sequel trilogy, the place she performed Captain Phasma. And whereas her appearing chops are top-notch, there’s another excuse why Christie makes such an affect in all the pieces she seems in: her extremely tall top.
How tall is Christie? The 44-year-old actor clocks in at 6’3″ (191 centimeters within the metric system). Her “Wednesday” costars actually assist emphasize her top, too: Ortega and Christina Ricci are each 5’1,” Luis Guzmán is 5′ 5,″ and Catherine Zeta-Jones is 5′ 7.” She’s additionally fairly a bit taller than her “Sandman” costar Tom Sturridge, who’s 5’10,” and her frequent Star Wars scene companions John Boyega and Oscar Issac, who’re each 5′ 9.” Her “Game of Thrones” costar Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is way nearer to her top at 6’2″ — however that is earlier than Christie places on heels, which she typically wears. Christie’s associate Giles Deacon can also be a couple of inches shorter than her when she wears heels.
Back in November, Christie opened up about her “Wednesday” transformation, which noticed her carrying extra historically female outfits and make-up than she often wears on-screen. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she described Weems’s model as “this Hitchcock-style heroine.” Praising costume designer Colleen Atwood, she added, “It is the primary time I’ve ever felt lovely on display.”
“The method she made me really feel was [that] my physique felt celebrated and exquisite. Never as soon as did I really feel like there was one thing to cover or one thing to be ashamed of,” Christie added. “She made me really feel unbelievable.” Christie can also be a fashionista in her personal proper; not solely has she worn headline-making outfits on the pink carpet (together with some designed by Deacon), however she’s additionally modeled for manufacturers like Vivienne Westwood, Thom Browne, Miu Miu, and Tomo Koizumi.
Back in 2015, she instructed Harper’s Bazaar that she was typically instructed as an up-and-coming actor that “if you happen to have been taller than common, you could not act on-screen. But you have to grasp in there as a result of issues change.” She added that she was grateful to have the ability to shift perceptions by her work. “It means there is a shift in our tradition and our mind-set about how ladies are perceived,” she stated on the time. “People need to see a extra various illustration of ladies than the homogenized ones we have had thus far.”
“Daring to me is to step outdoors the confines of standard thought,” she instructed the outlet with amusing, including, “In heels.”