As an actress, I think it’s important to look back and realize that we aren’t always quite as original as we think we are. There’s this grand, textured history for us over the last 100 years of incredible writers, directors, and performers.
“Work is still the biggest challenge. If you pick the right role,
you’re forced to grow. You have to raise the bar a bit higher every
time. That’s still true of Game of Thrones, even though I’ve been
playing the part for five years. The show’s creators uproot your
character every season, throwing you into a brand-new scenario. ”
“It’s really interesting that I am given a moment of some vindication at the very end, which was the perfect way for Margaery to leave the show. She’s given a platform to say that she was right, as she always is. But because the power was taken from her, she couldn’t do anything about it.”
We shot two or three days in the Sept. Jonathan Pryce is a lot of fun; I’ve enjoyed working with him this season. I was also with Finn Jones, who plays Loras, all that time. It was very moving and fitting that Finn and I should be together for those last three days and the brother and sister should go to their fate together, because you see the brother and sister relationship so beautifully over the years. They go to their deaths physically holding each other.
- Natalie Dormer for Harper’s Bazaar, June 2016.
Do you think you’ll be hanging up your corset for good? [Laughs] For a while. I really do love my history, so I’ll never say never to getting back into the corset for the right role. I said that I wouldn’t for a while and then I read The Scandalous Lady W and found myself in a corset much earlier again than I had anticipated. It really depends on the script, but my next handful of movies are contemporary based so at least for the immediate future there will be some jeans and a t-shirt. – Natalie Dormer