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" My parents treated my height as a wonderful thing to be celebrated, but also normal. "
" There's so many parts of my life that I've struggled with - that so many millions of others struggled with - about being an outsider, about feeling ugly, about having to overcome looking different to other people. "
" I love a challenge. And I love defying limitation, gender stereotypes, and people's expectations of me as an actress. "
" I absolutely love Oprah Winfrey. What a great woman and a great businesswoman. She seems to really campaign for an expansion of global consciousness. I think she's phenomenal. "
" 'Game of Thrones' is a fantasy show not dedicated to any specific time, but it seems to exist in sort of a 1400s medieval fantasy world, and in that setting, I wouldn't have had a six-pack. "
" I think everyone loves a slash of red lipstick. "
" The beauty of existence is that we get past the superficialities and material world and hopefully move into - lord - hopefully a bit of depth. "
" I only ever wanted to be a model. This acting thing - three years of drama school - is an accident! "
" The characters that I want to play are interesting women. I don't care if they're good women or bad women or vulnerable women or women with a lot of faults or women that we dislike intensely who are malicious. "
" Terry Gilliam is someone I'd always deeply admired. I saw his films when I was a child. "
" My pseudonym is 'George R. R. Martin.' That guy's just an actor. "
" The fantasy genre has so far rather embraced me, and I'm incredibly grateful for that. "
" People come up to me and say, 'You look so much better in real life.' "
" I train three, four, five times a week, protein six times a day, resistance training for at least 45 minutes... it's so very boring. It's really painful. It's laborious. "
" I loved working with Michelle Fairley. "
" As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman. "
" Part of the reason why I love acting is that you do hope that somehow your work will connect to people and somehow expand their consciousness somewhat, and being able to challenge notions of prejudice through work - through my work - is really thrilling. "
" Rory McCann is an amazing actor and a very strong man. "
" Bart The Bear was fantastic to work with. Absolutely brilliant and so, so good. The things that that bear could do to order! He was one of the best actors I've ever worked with. "
" I trained in combat, sword fighting, horse riding... It's empowering knowing that I can a break man's nose with my elbow. "
" Vita Sackville-West is one of my favorite female icons. She was a writer and a prolific gardener, but she also had a relationship with Virginia Woolf, and she was married to Sir Harold Nicolson. She was a woman who lived outside of norms. "
" My father always said, 'You can do anything a man can do.' "
" I'm certainly really rather tall at 6 foot 3, and I've been this way since I was 14, but for years, women who are even 5 foot 10 have come up to me in the street and said, 'Oh, it's so nice to see a woman who is taller than me. I've always felt like a giant.' "
" As a woman, we all want to feel attractive. We all want to feel that we're making the very best of ourselves so we can accept ourselves. "
" I am still a person with a sense of superficiality that I'm trying to challenge. "
" I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. "
" I've always liked fairy tale and spectacle. I wouldn't say I was a fantasy fan, but anything beyond reality I've always found exciting - the work of David Lynch, the work of Tim Burton. But for me, I also love those things that are absolutely about human relationships. "
" I like to explore characters who are very different to me, or varied parts are very similar to me. "
" I don't know, so much of women's femininity is tied up with their hair. "
" I've always been able to look very different very easily. "
" I don't really have any interest in playing the same part again and again. Let's just keep everything crossed that doesn't happen. "