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GEMMA WHELAN: “IT WAS VERY NICE KISSING A LADY”

CARRIE LYELL CHATS TO THE GAME OF THRONES STAR ABOUT PLAYING GAY
PHOTO IDIL SUKAN

When I ring Gemma Whelan for a chat, there’s no answer. “I think I was halfway through a yoga class when I remembered you were meant to be calling,” she tells me when we rearrange for the following week, apologising profusely. But she was definitely worth the wait. As charming over the phone as she is in real life, the 35-yearold talked to DIVA about GoT, kissing girls and flying the flag for queer TV characters.

DIVA: Before we go any further, I have to confess I haven’t actually seen the last few episodes of Game Of Thrones.

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Our September issue cover star is chat show host Ellen DeGeneres Also in this issue Jack Monroe: My crowdfunding success story PLUS a tasty new recipe Phyll Opoku-Gyimah: Why we must support #BlackLivesMatter Vicky Beeching: How to survive the toughest of times Heather Peace shares her tips on preparing for parenthood Eleanor Margolis on why there’s nothing more lesbian than a boy crush Jay Bernard on the inspirational Sisters Uncut Why are 73% of lesbian and bi women still not fully out at work? Gemma Whelan: the Game of Thrones star on why she loves kissing women Hope Powell: Changing the game for women’s football Mrs & Mrs Spraggan: Lucy and Georgina share their wedding day with us Sophie Ward interviews Liz Carr on her new musical Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.
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