As Game of Thrones Season 6 draws near, several fans are wondering about Margaery Tyrell’s fate. The last time viewers saw her was in the seventh episode of Game of Thrones Season 5. The young queen has been imprisoned for lying under oath.
In the recently concluded New York Comic Con 2015, Natalie Dormer hinted that her character might suffer a walk of penance in Game of Thrones Season 6. When asked if Margaery would be able to handle such experience, Natalie said, “We are in dangerous territory for the next season if I talk to you about that.”
Natalie also hinted that Margaery and Cersei could shift from enemies to allies in Game of Thrones Season 6. Cersei Lannister never really liked Margaery because she was threatened by the Tyrell damsel. However, the Cold War might diminish because the two women have a common enemy – the High Sparrow.
It isn’t known yet if Margeary will come out unscathed because the books had a different story. In George R.R. Martin’s works, Margaery indeed married Tommen Lannister, but Cersei came up with a plan to get rid of her new daughter-in-law. She hires people to falsely claim that Margaery had intimate affairs with them. Due to lack of strong evidence, the court releases Margaery from prison although she still needs to stand trial. When GRRM’s Winds of Winter is released, that’s the time fans will know about the outcome of her trial.
Margaery and Tommen’s marriage sparked controversy because some accused Natalie of condoning sexual relationships with minors. Natalie is 33 whereas her co-star, Dean Charles Chapman, is 17. In the show, Tommen is 12, and Margaery might be 16 in the beginning of the books, according to Bustle.
In an interview with Gossip Cop, Natalie defended herself from those claiming that the on-screen marriage was outside moral bounds.
“I want to set the record straight: It is completely false and profoundly [irresponsible] of anyone to imply that I condone, in any shape or form, sex with a minor. That is child abuse. A serious criminal act, that is completely abhorrent to me.”
While Dean told MTV that Margaery and Tommen’s scene was “very disturbing,” he said that Natalie made things easy.
“Natalie is a lovely person, she made it all completely smooth. It’s just really weird as a viewer to watch — even if I watch it, it’s pretty messed up, because Tommen is such a young kid. Margaery is like, this fully grown woman, who is really just using Tommen for the power she can get from him… But it’s good for me.”
Dean said that he was already nervous when asked to pretend marrying Natalie but showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss did their best to make the scene comfortable. Apart from having the pair go to a run-through to prevent awkwardness, the showrunners also limited the number of people present on the set.
Another thriller at the Comic Con panel was Finn Jones’s revelation of his theory about how Game of Thrones will end. Finn plays the role of Margaery’s brother, Loras. For him, there won’t be an Iron Throne in the end because “they’re going to have to dissolve the Iron Throne to defeat the White Walkers.” Finn believes that there will be a big “ice and fire” battle in the end and only weapons forged from the Iron Throne can defend the realm.
While Finn initially said that the throne was crafted from Valyrian steel, GRRM wrote on his blog that the infamous throne was “made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes.”
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