Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie sent social media into a frenzy as she arrived to the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards in a renaissance-inspired gown.
The 40-year-old actress wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to the world of Westeros as she stepped foot on the purple carpet in a Gucci gown that looked straight out of the hit HBO drama’s costume department.
Christie made headlines earlier this year when it was revealed she submitted herself to the Emmys as a potential candidate, ultimately earning a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama.
“I checked that it wasn’t an inappropriate thing to do, and I was told it wasn’t,” Christie told the Los Angeles Times.
“People submit themselves all the time. I truly never expected it to manifest in a nomination and I don’t think anybody else did either.
‘But I just had to do it for me. And I had to do it as a testament to the character and what I feel she represents.”
Now her Emmys look has drawn mixed reactions from social media.
The biblical look has already spawned countless memes and tweets from fans including, “God is a woman, and her name is Gwendoline Christie.”
Let us not forget that Gwendoline Christie submitted HERSELF for consideration at this year’s #Emmys and she was nominated. Now she’s on the red carpet looking Christ’s little sister. Slay is Gwen! pic.twitter.com/82SrdJ5i0R— KickbackCultureTV (@KickbackCulture) September 22, 2019
“Gwendoline Christie is the only woman alive that can pull that look off,” one fan of the actress wrote.
Now, I personally had accepted Gwendoline Christie as my lord and savior long ago, but I am glad it’s catching on pic.twitter.com/MUkC0CamHf— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) September 22, 2019
jesus walking on water / gwendoline christie walking the emmy’s carpet pic.twitter.com/7DJG5COH0N— emmy adams (@ohfIux) September 22, 2019
SHE PUT THE CHRIST IN GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE pic.twitter.com/ylWlvrzyXx— christa d*es in october (@whorerights) September 22, 2019
Words by Elizabeth Di Filippo
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