Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer told the Daily Beast about one scene in particular that she just couldn’t go through with. She also talked about male nudity and the alleged “boob mandate.”
In one particular scene, Dormer’s character Margaery Tyrell is forced to seduce the boy-king Tommen Baratheon. The boy-king is supposed to be approximately 13-years-old at the time of that scene, making for an uncomfortable situation for anyone. Natalie Dormer explained how she handled it to the Daily Beast.
“That scene was altered because I phoned Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff] and said, ‘I’m not comfortable doing this.’ It’s the nature of the beast that I’m four years into playing Margaery Tyrell and the big plot points of the book are in stone.”
Still, it’s what George R.R. Martin wrote. Luckily, Dormer explained that there was still something they could do for the show.
“George R.R. Martin wrote a particular plot line, so on the specifics of Margaery and Tommen getting married, there’s nothing I can do. On the show, we had to find a way to navigate that in a sensitive way. There’s more of it next season too, and we’re trying to handle it with intelligence, and integrity.”
Natalie has another problem with the show: not enough male nudity.
According to Buzzfeed, Nic Pizzolatto, creator of True Detective on HBO, revealed that there is a “clear mandate” for female nudity in pay-TV like HBO. The Daily Beast called it a “boob mandate,” and asked why there wasn’t more of a mandate for male nudity, if for no other reason but to even things out.
Natalie Dormer responded by saying, “absolutely.”
“Well, during the first season Alfie, Richard, and several of the men got naked — although not all the way. I suppose it’s just the rules of broadcast television, isn’t it? I think ‘Thrones’ has been better than your average show with the equality, but they could definitely ramp it up!”
The full interview with Natalie Dormer can be found here.
The British actress also recently appeared on Conan O’Brien to talk about her character’s future in the series, which is precarious at best. Dormer said that in Season 5, the TV series will catch up to Margaery Tyrell’s storyline in the book part way through the season, and from that point forward her character might be killed off at any time. As Natalie explained, she’ll be in the “fraternity of What the f*** is going to happen to me now?”
Natalie Dormer hopes that if her character is set for the chopping block, she’ll at least go out with a bang.
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