'Game of Thrones' Finale: [Spoiler] Discusses Shocking Death
SPOILER ALERT! Don’t continue reading if you haven’t watched the finale of Game of Thrones.
The season six finale of Game of Thrones just aired on HBO on Sunday (June 26), and fans are in shock over one character death.
Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) was killed off in the final episode of the season, and EW caught up with the star to discuss her character’s demise.
“I thought it was really clever. I really did. It’s not an echo of anything you’ve seen in the last six years. It’s truly it’s own unique moment to tie up what’s been a unique storyline about what’s happened in King’s Landing over the course of season 6. I thought it was an inspired choice. And it’s really interesting that I am given a moment of some vindication at the very end, which was the perfect way for Margaery to leave the show. She’s given a platform to say that she was right, as she always is. But because the power was taken from her, she couldn’t do anything about it,” Natalie said.
Click inside to read how Natalie Dormer found out she was getting killed off…
I preempted the phone call because in true Natalie Dormer-style I tried to fit a million projects into a single year. I requested [while making season 5 that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] release me from working on the show earlier than usual so I could do another project, and they ended up phoning me — and that was The Call. But I got it six months ahead of normal. They were like, “We weren’t going to tell you this for a few more months, but we’re not going to release you now, so you can’t do that job you really want to do and we’re really sorry about that. But on the bright side, we are going to release you proper in the not-so-distant future.” It was good news, bad news — no you can’t do this, but don’t worry, you’re going to have lots more opportunities very soon.