'Game of Thrones' Star Gwendoline Christie Takes 'Mockingjay' Role
by Ethan Anderton
April 4, 2014
While we know that not much will have to be done in order to make the late Philip Seymour Hoffman's performance in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay complete, production on the film isn't finished yet. The first chapter of the two-part finale hits theaters this November, but one of the cast members in a pivotal role in the second chapter has just been replaced. Previously, Lily Rabe was slated to play Commander Lyme, one of the leaders of District 13 and previous victor of The Hunger Games from District 2, but now it will be "Game of Thrones" fan favorite star Gwendoline Christie taking the role instead. More below!
Variety reports Rabe couldn't follow through with the role due to a previous commitment to perform in “Much Ado about Nothing” at Shakespeare in the Park. This marks the first major feature film role for Christie, who plays Brienne, a rough but loyal warrior. Christie's size and strength alone make her a great fit for the character in the sequel that will see Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) leading a revolution against the corrupt Capitol. But of course, there's still plenty that has to happen in the first part of the conclusion, including figuring out how to get back the captured Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) from the Capitol. Cool?
Love the switch. I'm not sure Lily Rabe would have been a believable bad ass but Brienne sure can.
adam lamonica on Apr 4, 2014
Cool indeed. She's great in Thrones.
Carpola on Apr 4, 2014
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