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Gwendoline Christie Says Her New Wednesday Role Is First Time She's Felt "Beautiful On Screen"

Wednesday is a Netflix show that reimagines The Addams Family. The show centers on a titular eldest child.

Christie was in the popular show, Game of Thrones, and on the new show, she plays a leading role.

As Larissa Weems, the principal of Nevermore Academy, Christie gets the freedom to shape her character as she likes.

While speaking to the media, she revealed that director Tim Burton told her that she could do as she wished with the character and that she was free to turn it into whatever she wanted.

For Christie, this was an incredible chance from a remarkable cinematic master.

In collaboration with Tim Burton and Colleen Atwood, a costume designer, they came up with the character. This was a unique opportunity for the 44-year-old actress.

"It is the first time I've ever felt beautiful on screen. I cannot express my extreme gratitude more heartily to Tim and Colleen and our hair and makeup team."

While praising Colleen Atwood, Christie described her as a legend whose abilities are "close to witchcraft in terms of transformation." She was truly honored to work with Colleen and Tim.

Christie, who was also on Star Wars, went on to say that Colleen was brilliant and "supremely talented."

"That experience cannot be underlined enough because she is able to look at your body and emphasize different elements, emphasize your strong points."

Colleen made her look beautiful, and she felt that she had nothing to hide or anything to be ashamed of, which she found incredible.

The costume designer also valued her input and also quite welcoming to whatever she suggested.

Therefore, it looks like the three of them are working together perfectly to create the perfect version of Larissa.

As far as Christy is concerned, Larissa Weems is something of an outcast who attended a school for outcasts. The character was also "always second best" and forever in "Morticia's [Catherine Zeta-Jones] shadow."

"What kept coming to me was this idea of this Hitchcock-style heroin, this screen siren, that maybe that young woman would look to our mystic portal, the cinema, to be an incarnation of her fantasies. And weirdly, Tim had exactly the same idea and so did Colleen Atwood."

Wednesday will be an eight-part series, and it has already shot to the top position on Netflix in the UK. However, some people have said that they were "queer-baited" into watching the show.

The synopsis for the show says: "The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams' years as a student at Nevermore Academy.

"Wednesday's attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorised the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore."