Gwendoline Christie: I’m happy to be on the outside

Gwendoline Christie: I’m happy to be on the outside

Gwendoline Christie says she’s "happy to be on the outside" in life.
The 39-year-old actress – who is best-known for her starring role in ‘Game of Thrones’ – has admitted to being bullied "terribly" during her school years, but she’s since grown to accept her "inconsistencies and ugly parts".
Gwendoline told ES magazine: "You either think I’m unconventional and there’s no place for me and therefore I should disappear, or you think good, I’m happy to be on the outside.
"Because if this is the small-minded, mean, uncompassionate viewpoint of the inside, then I don’t want to be there. I’m happy out here with all the other leftovers, who show love and support for each other.
"All of the inconsistencies, complexities and ugly parts – whatever that might mean – can exist and beauty can be made out of it. That’s what I want beauty to be."
Gwendoline has managed to escape some of her troubles through her quirky taste in fashion.
The actress – who is dating designer Giles Deacon – also revealed she is determined not to live a "prescriptive" lifestyle.
She said: "It was a combination of wanting to escape the unpleasant narrative that was being applied to me at school, where I was bullied terribly, and loving the transportative nature of the arts.
"It was about not wanting to live a prescriptive life."
Gwendoline admitted she loves being able to play the part of someone else and, in turn, to run away from her real-life self for a short time.
She said: "It’s so much easier to be other people. And it’s always in putting on the mask that you reveal yourself. It’s however people find it easiest to breathe. And that’s how I find it easiest."