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Game of Thrones: Gwendoline Christie says Tormund actor creeps her out between takes

Kristofer Hivju is dedicated to his craft — and to Brienne and Tormund’s romance

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Step aside, Jon and Daenerys: The only love story that matters in Westeros is the one between the Bear Leerer and the Maiden Fair.

At least, actor Kristofer Hivju believes so. Hivju, who plays Tormund, stays in character between takes on the set of Game of Thrones, Gwendoline Christie revealed during her interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Given the flame-haired wildling’s obsession with Christie’s character Brienne of Tarth ever since he saw her at Winterfell in season 6, this can make things a bit… awkward.

“He likes to continue being in character even off set,” she explains, laughing. “He will start chewing a sandwich wildly at me… really kind of making love to that sandwich as he eyeballs me.” And, Christie continues, she had no idea Hivju would play his reaction to her so passionately. “In the script, it simply said, ‘Tormund gives Brienne a look,'” she says. “I was not expecting the power, the magnitude of sort of intense sexual intention to pour out of a man’s eyes and cover me.”

Watch the video above, during which Christie also tells Meyers the story of a strange fan encounter that occurred in a restroom. Looks like the Maid of Tarth can never catch a break, no matter where she goes.