Natalie Dormer tried her best not to reveal any Game Of Thrones spoilers during her appearance on The Late, Late Show opposite James Corden. But she did offer up one little slice of information that immediately managed to amp up anticipation just a tad.
Natalie Dormer admitted to the English host, “Cersei is the least of Margaery’s problems, she’s got bigger problems this season.” This led Modern Family’s Ty Burrell, who was also a guest on James Corden’s show, to impressively remark, “Ah, that’s kind of exclusive.”
Dormer was originally quizzed by the host whether or not her character Margaery Tyrell would get revenge against Lena Headey’s Cersei Lannister, who, towards the end of Season 5, provided information that led Margaery to be imprisoned in the Black Cells alongside her brother, Loras. Dormer at first tried to insist, “I can’t tell you very much.”
However, Corden wasn’t going to take that as an answer, so he pushed back, declaring, “You can, though.” Corden then explained that since she is half-way through filming and is starring in Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, due out on Friday, then there was literally no-way that she would be fired.
Corden then even teased, “You’re becoming bigger than the show,” and then added that she “probably just want[s] to get out of [her] contract anyway.”
You can check out Natalie Dormer’s full exchange with both James Corden and Ty Burrell, which includes Burrell registering his concerns about the safety of the dragons on the show, below. It’s well worth your time and effort.
It will now be interesting to see just how bad things become for Margaery during the sixth season of Game Of Thrones, especially since Natalie Dormer has now teased that Cersei will be the least of her character’s issues.
In the upcoming episodes we can expect to see Margaery facing punishment after providing false testimony during a trial, which she did to try to protect her brother.
Meanwhile, Natalie Dormer hasn’t been the only Game Of Thrones actor to be asked about the returning show. Ian McShane, who earlier this year it was confirmed would be joining the cast in an unspecified role, was asked about his upcoming performance.
And the actor’s comments certainly got tongues wagging. Speaking to Pop Goes The News at the Los Cabos International Film Festival, via Variety, McShane admitted, “I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again. I’ll leave it at that.”
But McShane didn’t just leave it at that. That’s because the former Deadwood actor also confirmed that even though he is playing a rather pivotal character in the show, he won’t be on-screen for too long. McShane added that his appearance is in a “one-off episode” before admitting, “That’s why I did it. But I can’t reveal anything, otherwise I will never work again.”
Unfortunately, we’ve still got quite a time to wait until the sixth season of Game Of Thrones is finally upon us. That’s because it’s not due to air on HBO until the beginning of April, which is when the barrage of questions regarding the health of Jon Snow, where exactly Daenerys Targaryen is, and what the hell Bran and Hodor spoke about and got up to during the fifth season will finally be answered.
Meanwhile, those of you looking to get your fix of Natalie Dormer can head to cinemas from this Friday to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which is the final installment to The Hunger Games franchise.
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