'Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie joins 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

gwendoline-christie-gi-mockingjay-hunger-games-game-of-thrones.jpgBrienne of Tarth, you're doing pretty well for yourself. Fan-favorite "Game of Thrones" actress Gwendoline Christie has replaced Lily Rabe in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" as Commander Lyme.

Variety reports Rabe, who is known best for her roles in "American Horror Story," had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. Apparently she had a previous commitment to Shakespeare in the Park, but regardless, this is great news for Christie.

Christie is an English actress and model who clocks in at 6'3". Her breakout role has been in "Game of Thrones," where she plays the warrioress Brienne of Tarth. She learned how to convincingly wield a sword for the show, so she'll definitely be convincing as "Hunger Games" rebellion leader Commander Lyme.

Of course, Christie will be joining another "Game of Thrones" star in the movie as well. Natalie Dormer, aka "Thrones'" Margaery Tyrell, plays Cressida in the two "Mockingjay" movies.

Brienne has a big storyline in "Game of Thrones" Season 4, and Christie always does a fantastic job exploring new facets of her female knight's personality. Here's looking forward to her taking that talent to the big screen again. 

"Game of Thrones" returns to HBO on April 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, while "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" premieres on Nov. 21, 2014.
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