Game of Thrones fans saw a shocking twist in the finale episode of season six. Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) was killed off in the episode that aired on HBO on 26 June.
During an interview with Harpers Bazaar, the 34-year-old actress discussed her character's demise. She said: "It seemed an exciting, fitting way to depart. Margaery's been battling Cersei for the last however many years and she ends up dying on the show not because she didn't beat Cersei, but because she trusted that someone elseâthe Sparrowâwas handling her. She had the reins taken away from her, from being in control of the situation; the High Sparrow took the reins and it proves that he underestimated Cersei in a way that Margaery never would have."
"There's a moment before Margaery and the High Sparrow die when they look at each other and Margaery realizes that Cersei has outplayed him and she's gonna die because of that. There's this moment that Jonathan Pryce gives as well; this look on his face when he realizes he's been outplayed by Cersei. Margaery is a fatality of the High Sparrow underestimating Cersei," she added.
Dormer also revealed her experience shooting that scene. She said: "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."