Natalie Dormer stopped by “Late Night with Seth Meyers”
to discuss her recent running of the London Marathon, “Game of Thrones'”
game-changing Purple Wedding and how shaving her hair to play Cressida in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” has made her life much easier. Meyers, who is a fan of the “Game of Thrones” novels, spent a good deal of time geeking out with Dormer about the royal wedding.
“It’s cut together so well,” Dormer says of director Alex Graves’ work on the episode. “It’s kind of like a whodunnit, where you see all the characters moving around, following the goblet or the pie or where is it happening. It was really fun to shoot.
“We got to be together, and we never get to all be together because there are so many storylines and tangents. So to all be sitting together for a week, we had a lot of fun. A lot of Scrabble was played on iPads.”
Meyers notes that Margaery is a much more complex and fascinating character in the TV show than she is written in the books. Since Dormer hasn’t read the George R.R. Martin novels on which the show is based, she says she learned from the beginning that her version of the character would be different.
“David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss], the creators of the show, were quite honest with me. They were kind of like, ‘We weren’t quite sure what to do with Margaery,'” Dormer says. “They take certain characters and they flesh them out to hopefully heighten the storylines.”
“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.