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Gwendoline Christie Predicted Game of Thrones’ Winner in 2017 (SPOILERS)

May 23, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Game of Thrones Brienne Gwendoline Christie

Warning: Spoilers follow for the Game of Thrones series finale.

While many people could conceivably say they predicted Game of Thrones’ ultimate victor, Brienne of Tarth herself has video proof. Bran Stark’s ascension to the throne of Westeros in the series finale was a surprise to many, but Gwendoline Christie actually called it in a 2017 interview with Extra’s Mario Lopez.

As Extra pointed out on Wednesday, when asked about who she felt would sit on the Iron Throne, Christie said, “[D]on’t you think it’s going to be someone out of left-field, don’t you feel that those seem like the obvious choice? What we know about the show is that it constantly surprises you, so I’m wondering if it might be Bran. Just because we keep seeing the world from his perspective, don’t we. We keep seeing the visions.”

Of course, technically he didn’t sit on the Iron Throne as that uncomfortable chair was blasted into slag by Drogon. But the point stands. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who was being interviewed with her, didn’t see it at the time, saying, “The Three-Eyed Raven as the king, huh? No, no it doesn’t make sense.”

Christie commented on her accurate prediction as well, as you can see below.