Natalie Dormer has her hands in a lot of different sorts of projects, but she’s still probably most known for playing Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones. In a recent interview, the actress admitted she has just recently wrapped up her tenure on the set of Game of Thrones Season 6. She also gave us a big hint about what to expect from the character during the upcoming season. Here’s what she had to say:
I just personally wrapped Season 6 last week. What I love about Game of Thrones is every year you don’t really know who your pairing is going to be with. I’ve had some great stuff with Sophie Turner in the past, and some great stuff with Lena Headey. And I’ve got a whole new partner to play with in this season. So, I had a lot of fun there.
As we noted prior, the actress has her hand in a lot of different pots, and she was doing press for The Forest when she spoke with Den of Geek, so unfortunately she didn’t get into a lot of detail about the “new partner” she will be verbally sparring with this season. Luckily, thanks to a little sleuthing, we already kind-of have an idea.
If you can remember back to the end of Season 5, Margaery was actually imprisoned by the Sparrows for defending her brother and lying in the attempt to save him while under oath in court. About a month ago, Natalie Dormer revealed that a huge Season 5 plot will feature Margaery looking for ways to get out of her cell. The big barrier to her exiting prison should be a member of the Sparrows if not the High Sparrow himself, and we’re guessing that should lead to some more great scenes highlighting Margaery's ability to manipulate through charm. Dormer certainly thinks so, calling her upcoming Season 6 role “ingenious.”
Margaery is a savvy chick and she’s trying to find an angle -- she’s trying to find a way to get out of that cell, so it’s pretty amusing and ingenious, the route she decides to take.
Game of Thrones is always notoriously tight-lipped related to the upcoming episodes. However, people are so invested in the series that some information does leak. We know a bit about Margaery coming up, obviously, but we also know that a slew of new characters have been added for Season 6, including some additional members of the Greyjoy clan and Samwell Tarly's family. Plus, reports indicate that Kit Harington has been spotted on set, and there have been plenty of other leaks if you've been keeping your eyes peeled.
We don't want to get into a ton of detail, but if you'd like to see where Game of Thrones as a whole is headed in Season 6, check out what we know about the upcoming season, which is set to return this April.