There aren’t many real romances left to root for left on “Game of Thrones” (RIP Robb and Talisa, Dany and Drogo, Renly and Loras, etc., etc.), but there are still plenty of pairings that fans have taken a liking to. Chief among them is the wished-for romantic relationship between Jaime and Brienne, which many viewers would love to see become a reality — including the actress who plays Brienne, Gwendoline Christie.
While speaking with Zap2it on the “Game of Thrones” Season 4 premiere red carpet, Christie admits that she, like the fans, ‘ships Brienne and Jaime. Considering his other romantic option involves incest, it makes sense why people are so taken with these two being together.
“What I love about the relationship is that it’s so rare to see a man and woman have a relationship that is born out of a begrudging respect for each other, and it’s about that respect for each other, and the bond and the friendship that they have; that it’s not sexually motivated,” she says. “It’s just out of the companionship and their admiration for each other.”
When “Game of Thrones” left off in the Season 3 finale, Brienne had just delivered Jaime to King’s Landing and reunited him with his family — including his sister/lover Cersei. Whether anything comes out of the Jaime/Brienne ‘ship remains to be seen in Season 4.
“Game of Thrones” Season 4 premieres on HBO on April 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.