If you haven’t yet seen the epic ‘Purple Wedding’ from last Sunday’s Game of Thrones, we warn you now, the following contains spoilers from the episode.
Natalie Dormer, last September, sat with Entertainment Weekly between the six day shooting of the ‘Purple Wedding’ episode, to discuss what’s next for her character Margaery as well as pre-production for Mockingjay, the final installment to The Hunger Games franchise. Her character on Game of Thrones seems to be unlucky in love with two husbands now meeting untimely, and horrible deaths. First, her husband, Renly Baratheon was killed by a mysterious assassin and now her second, Joffrey Baratheon, poisoned in Sunday’s episode at their wedding feast.
When asked what she could tease us with about her character’s future, now that Joffrey’s dead, Natalie Dormer said,
“Well, politically, it’s a disaster, to lose one husband is bad but to lose two husbands is careless! It’s really bad PR for Margaery. So regardless of what she thought of Joffrey as a human being, it’s not a good place for her to be in. So she’s like cursed or tainted goods … Margaery has to recuperate after Joffrey’s death. She feels like she’s failed. And that’s where Olenna [Diana Rigg] is very important again at sort of galvanizing her. That’s why I like Margaery because she’s human. You see that she’s been traumatized by watching Joffrey die. That goes back to my saying about her being a genuinely sincere, sensitive person. She’s just strong at hiding it. She’s lost her husband, and she’s lost the queenship in one fell swoop. So she has to start from scratch again, which is a tall order.”
Though one of the most hated television characters, Natalie was asked about her experience working with Jack Gleeson, who played the ruthless young king.
“We’re all going to miss him — we’re all trying not to think about it that it’s his last day so everyone is a little morose at the idea of actually losing Jack. But once you’re part of the Thrones family, you’re always part of the Thrones family, you’re still part of the clan even after.”
Natalie, as we now know, is adapting the character of Cressida for the final two installments of The Hunger Games movies, ‘Mockingjay’ part one and two. Right before entering pre-production she told EW,
“I’ve just read the book and I really enjoyed it. I go out and start pre-production at the end of next week. So until I sit down with [director] Frances Lawrence and have a conversation with him, I’m just enjoying the book in a very fan like way, and I enjoyed the first movie very much. So I’m just excited to be a part of it. And I very much look forward to getting out of the long hair and long skirts.