The women of “Game of Thrones” will be going through a lot in Season 5 of the HBO series and filming has not been a breeze either. Earlier this month, Lena Headey made headlines while filming her nude “walk of shame” scene for the upcoming season. Now, Natalie Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell in the series, has her own dilemma to deal with in the new episodes.
As fans of the George R. R. Martin novels already know (spoiler alert), in “A Dance of Dragons,” on which much of “Game of Thrones” is based, Margaery marries Tommen Baratheon (Dean-Charles Chapman) after her first husband, Joffrey Baratheon. (Jack Gleeson) was killed. The seeds for the marriage were sewn in Season 4 when Margaery visited Tommen in one scene, charming him and ensnaring his still-childlike affection. Childlike is to be taken quite literally here because the character of Tommen is only 12.
Natalie Dormer spoke to E! Online about her character’s move from King to King saying, “Margaery is just trying to play the next, you know, round of cards with the ones she’s been dealt, so it’s a particularly awkward situation for her, and young Tommen as well, so she’s just trying to befriend the kid.”
Dormer also addressed playing the part of a romantic lead opposite such a young character telling E! Online, “It’s very awkward as an actress being given that specification. It’s not an easy thing to do.”
How will the relationship between Margaery and Tommen develop? Fans will have to wait for Season 5 of “Game of Thrones” to return to find out. New episodes are due to premiere on HBO in April 2015.
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