There’s a lengthy profile of Natalie Dormer, one of the first Season 2 castings we learned about when it was revealed that she was Margaery Tyrell, is profiled by Gerard Gilbet in a lengthy piece at the Independent. A lot of details about her early life and career, including how she wanted to get away from the Anne Boleyn image of The Tudors for awhile… and then some tidbits about Game of Thrones, of course.
The quotes below are spoilerish for those who’ve not read the second book, A Clash of Kings, on which this season is based:
“I start shooting that next week actually,” she says. “I’m going to be playing Margaery Tyrell; she marries to a contender to the throne. She really comes into her own for seasons three and four, so I’m sort of committed for a number of years, which I’m really excited about.”
She’s looking forward to poker sessions with the cast and crew (another unexpected hobby: Dormer was runner-up in the celebrity heat of PartyPoker.com Women’s 2008 World Open in London, and is particularly sharp at Texas Hold ‘em), but not to the sex scenes. More sex scenes? “Yes. Oh God, here I go, taking my clothes off again, I’ll have to start running round Richmond Park again.”