'The Sandman': Gwendoline Christie, Kirby Howell-Baptiste & Jenna Coleman on the Appeal of Their Characters
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for The Sandman.]. After more than three decades and many failed attempts, the beloved award-winning DC comic series The Sandman has finally been brought to life as a 10-episode drama for Netflix, developed and executive produced by author Neil Gaiman, showrunner Allan Heinberg, and David. S. Goyer. Set in a world where the Master of Dreams, aka The Sandman (Tom Sturridge), must travel across different worlds and timelines to restore the order that devolved while he was held prisoner for over a century, requiring him to visit old friends, foes and family from his vast existence, in order to re-balance the dreaming and waking worlds.
The Sandman star Gwendoline Christie has opened up about the major Lucifer change in the show. In the Netflix series, it is Christie's Lucifer who gets to take part in the Imagination battle with Dream. Digital Spy caught up with the Game of Thrones star at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about it.
Gwendoline Christie is currently promoting two projects – Peter Strickland’s movie Flux Gourmet and Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman TV series on Netflix. The towering actress has inevitably been asked about her small but villainous role as Captain Phasma in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. The character has become something of a fan-favourite, with her own comic book spin-off.
Gwendoline Christie made her Star Wars debut in 2015’s The Force Awakens, where she played a chrome-armored stormtrooper named Captain Phasma. Though Phasma’s role in the movie is small, her presence left a significant mark on the story. She returned for the movie’s first sequel, The Last Jedi, where her character was (allegedly) defeated by one of the film’s heroes. Finn finally conquered his past as a stormtrooper by winning the battle against.
Gwendoline Christie on playing Lucifer in Sandman: "I wanted to play something very different from Brienne"
The former knight now plays the ruler of Hell
Gwendoline Christie knows how to deliver a high-impact look on the red carpet. More than that, though, she knows how to deliver a look that feels perfectly on-brand for the latest film or TV epic she’s currently promoting. (Who can forget that epic, billowing Iris van Herpen gown of ice and fire she wore for the final premiere of Game of Thrones?)