Natalie Dormer Talks Margaery Tyrell’s GAME OF THRONES Future and her MOCKINGJAY Role

In a recent interview with EW, Natalie Dormer discussed Margaery Tyrell’s future on Game of Thrones and even gave a little tease about her role as Cressida in the final installments of the Hunger Games franchise!  Please note: excerpt below is NOT Spoiler-free, so if you  don’t know what happened on last week’s episode of Game of Thrones, consider yourself warned!

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So after Joffrey [Jack Gleeson] dies at the wedding, what can you tease about your character’s future?
Dormer: 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.

What was it like working with Jack?
Dormer: 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.

The relationship between Margaery and Cersei [Lena Headey] … that can’t get more chummy after this.
Dormer: No, absolutely. It’s just going to deteriorate and get worse.

What will that be like?
 It’s going to get really nasty. The rivalry between them gets incredibly personal and venomous.

One more thing I should ask: What’s your take so far on the character of Cressida inThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay?
Dormer: 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.