Natalie Dormer portrayed the character of Margaery Tyrell in the American fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.
British actress Natalie Dormer, who played the role of Margaery Tyrell in the HBO fantasy drama 'Game of Thrones,' reckons her character enjoyed the "perfect length of time."
Widely regarded as one of the greatest series in the television history (until the disappointing final season, to put it mildly), Game of Thrones was famous for killing off even the main stars, with nobody appearing to carry plot armor providing the realistic vibe in the early seasons, unlike other shows in the genre.
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Dormer's Margaery was introduced in the second season and lasted four seasons before she literally went out with a bang in the season six finale, thanks to the devious Cersei Lannister (Lena Heady).
The actress revealed she knew her fate a year early. Talking to Variety, Dormer said: "I was ever so grateful that I was with Jonathan (Pryce who played the High Sparrow). To have such a partner for my last scene was really a gift."
The 38-year-old continued, "I got the golden ticket, the perfect length of time. I watched season one as a fan, came in the second season, did a good solid five years just as the show had this incredible explosion, and then I got out in time to watch the end and sit on the couch again."
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As for the series finale, Dormer reckons showrunners D. B. Weiss and David Benioff had an "almost impossible task" to wrap everything up.
Based on George R.R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire,' the HBO drama was severely criticized for awful scriptwriting and poor portrayal of women in the final season of the HBO series. In fact, the show received such dreadful review for the concluding season, every time you look up 'bad writing' on Google, the faces of David Benioff and D. B. Weiss pops up.
Meanwhile, Dormer reckons the writers faced an uphill battle to satisfy every fan.
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The actress said, "By the very nature of the sheer quantity of storylines and characters, they had to start wrapping up around season six, which they did with the Tyrells and other beloved characters."
Dormer added, "It was almost going to be the impossible task, I think, regardless of what they had done, to satisfy a third act for everyone in the time that they had."
The actress is currently a leading cast as Magda in the Showtime series 'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.'