How Natalie Dormer Wants Her Character To Be Killed On Game Of Thrones

Natalie Dormer is a big part of HBO’s Game of Thrones, and because her character has more importance on the show than in the books, she does have ideas about her fate on the popular subscription cable drama. Natalie Dormer recently admitted she has thought about her potential death on the series. A lot. And each of the potential endings she hopes for are worse than the next.

“Oh how I would go! Oh, uh, well I’ve been beheaded before, old story. So poison, that’s how Jack went as Joffrey--that looks really painful even to act. I dunno, maybe by a dragon would be good? A white walker or a dragon would be good.”

The beheading Dormer is referring to is from The Tudors. In that historical series, she played Anne Boleyn, a woman who was notoriously beheaded by King Henry VIII in 1536 and who got the same treatment on the small screen. Luckily for the actress, A Song of Ice and Fire writer George R.R. Martin has been creative with the death blows he has delivered in the series, and I would be a bit surprised to see Dormer’s character, Margaery Tyrell, go in the same manner as another on the show. This means she is likely safe from poison!

Of course, we are about to enter uncharted territory on Game of Thrones. As Dormer notes during the interview with Conan O'Brien, the end of her storyline in the Song of Ice and Fire books is drawing near.

“Well, I’ve just finished shooting Season 5. We’re around the area where we were up to with Margaery in the books. So I’m entering into the fraternity of ‘what the fuck is going to happen to me now.’”

Sounds like the worst fraternity ever. She’s in good company, though. A lot of the storylines are quickly catching up to the end of George R.R. Martin’s writings. In fact, Bran, Hodor and the rest of the North of the wall gang won’t be appearing in Game of Thrones Season 5, at all, thanks to D.B. Weiss and David Benioff running out of stories for the characters. Reportedly, the two showrunners have sat down with George R.R. Martin and know the basic details about where each of the show’s characters are going, but that doesn’t mean the actors and the actresses on the show have any idea what might happen after their particular storylines catch up to the books on HBO’s fantasy drama.

There is good news for fans of Margaery Tyrell, though. As Dormer notes, she’s just finished shooting Season 5 of Game of Thrones, and from the way she puts it, she’s made it through the upcoming season safely, which corresponds with the books (Although, she’s not a Point of View character, so theoretically, she could die and we might not hear about it in the books for a short while). Unless she’s a great liar, it’s safe to say we’ll see plenty more of Tyrell on Game of Thrones this season.

You can catch the rest of Natalie Dormer’s Conan interview on the next page.

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