Credit: Getty Images Photo: Gwendoline Christie

Game of Thrones fans know Gwendoline Christie best as the brave and honorable Brienne of Tarth, but much like the show there’s a lot going on under the surface. Here are five facts about Gwendoline that even the most ardent GoT fan might not know.

1. She was a semi-professional gymnast. She took up acting after an injury forced her to quit gymnastics. Things seem to have worked out OK for her!

2. She’s 6’3”. You knew she was tall, but you probably didn’t know she was that tall!

3. She doesn't know how old she is. According to Gwendoline, neither she nor her mother have kept track of her age.

4. She almost tipped over a porta potty on set. She was texting while in full armor at the time, but she says she’s learned her lesson!

5. She considered becoming a nun. We might be calling her Sister Gwendoline Christie if her acting career hadn’t picked up when it did!

Were you surprised by these, or did you already know?

Catch the next episode of Game of Thrones on Sunday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

Sources: Accesshollywood, Radiotimes, Vulture, Stylist