How Natalie Dormer Feels About Margaery's Epic Game Of Thrones Demise

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Season 7 of Game of Thrones has already finished production and we'll be seeing new episodes on the schedule sooner rather than later. Regardless, there were a slew of deaths during Season 6 of the long-running series, which means things are going to look a little different when the show returns to the schedule. Recently, Natalie Dormer, who played Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones, spoke out about how she felt about Margaery's epic demise on the HBO drama last season. Here's what she had to say:

She went out with a bang, didn't she? She went out with a bang and you've got to give credit to Dan and David---the creators of the show---they just keep coming up with new ways of killing people. I think wildfire was a pretty imaginative. It would have been over quickly. I wouldn't have wanted Margaery suffering any pain, so.

On a show like Game of Thrones, dying is often par for the course. We've heard stories about actors getting calls related to their deaths on the series, but to her credit, Natalie Dormer really had a rather satisfying death. If she were going to be taken out by Cersei, what better way than via a massive wildfire explosion? Apparently, Natalie Dormer sees it that way, too. The other pro to death by wildfire? It's relatively painless compared to some of the other deaths on the show. Remember when Arya left the Hound to die a slow and horrible death? That's not how Margaery Tyrell went out.

Speaking with Mashable, Natalie Dormer also discussed enjoying being on shows with major fandoms. She's played an iconic Sherlock Holmes character on Elementary and is set to appear in the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda film, which places her in a big fandom once more. Although Game of Thrones ultimately wrote her character off, the actress still seems pretty pleased as punch about getting to be a part of the fantasy drama.

There are likely to be plenty of other characters who will be biting the dust during Game of Thrones Season 7, and we've heard about a few potential spoilers involving deaths that have come up on the set. We're not sure any of these will be able to compare with the deaths of characters like Margaery Tyrell, Ramsay Bolton, Rickon Stark and Hodor that we witnessed last season, but as Natalie Dormer mentioned, you have to give credit to creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff--they do usually come up with really creative deaths for characters.

We'll let you know as soon as Game of Thrones Season 7 gets a premiere date. In the meantime, you can take a look at what we know about the upcoming episodes. In addition, you can see what is headed to TV with our midseason TV premiere schedule.

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