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Gwendoline Christie (of ‘Game of Thrones’) joins ‘Mockingjay – Part 2′

We have a new cast member, everyone! Gwendoline Christie is replacing Lily Rabe in the role of Commander Lyme in Mockingjay – Part 2! The Hollywood Reporter broke the news:

Gwendoline Christie, who plays the tough warrior Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s Game of Thrones, has nabbed another military leader role. The actress will play Commander Lyme in Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2. She’s replacing Lily Rabe, who was originally cast in the role.
Rabe had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with a previous commitment to Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare in the Park.

Lyme is one of the leaders of District 13, the district in the futuristic Panem that is rebelling against the government. She hails from District 2 is a past victor of an unknown Hunger Games.

What do you think of Gwendoline Christie in this role?

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  • Lauren Jackson

    She will be awesome! Love her in GoT.

  • mse63

    Another Game of Thrones alumni! I approve! ;)

  • Katie

    Um, could this be any more perfect?! She exactly what I imagined Lyme to be. Plus, it’s frickin’ Brienne of Tarth! This is basically fan casting :D

    I do feel sad for Lily Rabe, though.

  • Ivana Cvetanovic

    When someone said that at, I thought it was a belated April’s Fool’s joke and that it’s a pity she wasn’t really cast as Lyme, since she fits that role so well. Lily Rabe is great, too, but she doesn’t really fit the physical description of Lyme. I’m no purist, but it’s nice to have a bit of diversity in the cast when it comes to sizes,
    too: if a female Victor (from the most dedicated Career district)
    turned soldier is supposed to be over 6′ and strong, why not cast a
    woman who’s really tall and strong.

  • Calvin Quijano

    Just wondering though, will she replace Lilly for part 2 only or for both parts?

    • Paudie Dawe

      I think Lilly Rabe is still playing Lyme in Mockingjay part 1 and is being replaced by Gwendoline for part 2

      • Irey21

        I dont think so because just because its part 1 doesnt mean you cant film both at the same time. We dont know if Lily even filmed any scenes.

        • Kimmy West

          Still – I’m 100% sure they wouldn’t have Lyme played by two actresses. Even if Lily Rabe shot scenes, if they recast her role, they’ll have to reshoot the scenes with Gwendoline. That’s how these things work. You can’t have two Lymes.

          • Calvin Quijano

            Well they can have two actors play one character- eg. Twilight with Victoria, The Mummy with Evelyn, Batman with Rachel Dawes. They do it a lot in TV Shows too.

          • Kimmy West

            I know for sure they wouldn’t do it if the film is already out. If it’s not already out, and you recast the role, you reshoot it.

          • Calvin Quijano

            Alrighty :P EIther way I’m pretty excited about this :)

      • Kimmy West

        I think Lyme won’t be introduced until Part 2. They wouldn’t have two actresses playing the same character.

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  • wolfsheim

    I’m sure she’ll do awesome, but I was really looking forward to Lily as Commander Lyme! Became a fan of hers after I first saw her in American Horror Story. Oh well!

  • MK

    I’ve been watching the Game of Thrones marathon and now I definitely think she make a good Lyme.

  • Tiffany Glass

    SO excited for this! OMG! But as you know Kimmy, I am OBSESSED with GOT!

  • stace.

    I ADORE Gwen, she’s so lovely and amazing

  • Ysabel Mockingjay

    Looks like the cast of Game of thrones really likes Mockingjay :)