London, Dec 17 (IANS) “Star Wars” actress Gwendoline Christie has revealed she was a dog sitter for film, stage and TV star Simon Callow while she was at drama school.
The 39-year-old actress enrolled at Drama Centre London back in 2000 and while she was there she met legendary British actor-and-writer Callow.
After being employed as his personal dog walker and assistant, the 68-year-old award-winning thespian became Gwendoline’s “mentor”, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Speaking to The Times newspaper, she said: “The school secretary came to me and said, ‘I have a job for you. Simon Callow wants his compact disc collection organised.’ He had 4,000 CDs. I met him, fell in love with him, in the non-romantic sense, and he became my mentor.
” When I left drama school I started looking after his dogs, and I became his research assistant, and collated chronologically every piece of writing he’s ever written, for his autobiography.
“In return he told me to be an artist and not to compromise myself. He used to throw books at me and say, ‘Take this and read it, and feed your lazy and disorganised mind!’ “