Natalie Dormer’s Game of Thrones character, Margaery Tyrell, is known for her closeness with her brother Ser Loras. Now that the younger Tyrell is facing persecution because of his sexuality, Margaery is more concerned than ever.
When the Sparrows took over King’s Landing, the Tyrell siblings were imprisoned for accusations that smeared their reputations. Natalie recently talked to James Barr of Heat Radio, where she expressed her worry for Loras because of the show’s renowned fascination for killing off characters.
James suggested that a new Westerosi house must be introduced in Game of Thrones. He said that the new house must uphold the rights of gays like Loras. Natalie found the idea charming and claimed that she’d be with James waving rainbow flags.
“We need a new House with a new sigil and a rainbow banner,” she added.
The Hunger Games star loves her on-screen brother that when Entertainment Weekly asked about Margaery’s dream cellmate, she answered Loras in a heartbeat.
“It would be best if I was in prison with my brother. I mean we’re in prison together, so we might as well be in the same cell together to keep each other company, but they’re not that charitable, unfortunately.”
As to who would be the worst possible company in the cell, she said King Joffrey Baratheon.
“The worst person to be in a cell with would be the ghost of my husband. The second one, not the first one. The first one’s ghost would probably be quite good company,” she clarified.
With the return of Game of Thrones, fans of the beloved queen are wondering if she’ll be able to come out of the prison unscathed. Reports have emerged that Margaery might soon find a way to atone for her sins. Will she be forced to do a second Walk of Shame? While Margaery and Cersei abhorred each other in Game of Thrones Season 5, the two damsels might become allies because they now have a common enemy – the High Sparrow.
In George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, Cersei devised a plan to get rid of her new daughter-in-law. She hired several “witnesses” to testify that they’ve all had intimate affairs with King Tommen’s bride. Since there was no evidence, the court eventually released Margaery, but she still needed to undergo trial.
Margaery and Tommen’s wedding night scene was previously slammed after several viewers accused the 33-year-old actress of “acting” inappropriately with her 17-year-old co-star Dean-Charles Chapman. However, it must be noted that in the Game of Thrones world, the age gap between the two isn’t that much. Tommen is portrayed as 12 in the HBO series while Margaery is believed to be 16 at the beginning of the books.
Speaking to Gossip Cop, Natalie said that doing the scene does not mean that she tolerates child abuse.
“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.”
Dean also told MTV News that even if some found the scene disturbing, his co-star “made it all completely smooth.” He believed some people reacted strongly to the scene because they thought of Margaery as a fully grown woman who’s out to take advantage of Tommen’s power.
Game of Thrones Season 6 has yet to reveal if the couple will reunite following the chaos in their families.
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