“Game of Thrones” loves a good seduction, but actress Natalie Dormer had to put the brakes on one particular scene in Season 4 of the hit HBO series. While promoting “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1,” the 32-year-old starlet opened up about a scandalous scene featuring her character, Margaery Tyrell, and King Tommen Baratheon (Dean-Charles Chapman), ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.
Season 4 of “Game of Thrones” was a wild one -- from the death of King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) to the attack on the wall. Breasts were exposed and blood was spilled; however, one specific scene was too much for Dormer.
When questioned about Margaery’s seduction of Tommen, the approximately 13-year-old king, Dormer revealed she asked to have the scene changed.
“That scene was altered because I phoned Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff] and said, ‘I’m not comfortable doing this,’” Natalie Dormer dished to the Daily Beast about contacting the executive producers. “It’s the nature of the beast that I’m four years into playing Margaery Tyrell and the big plot points of the book are in stone.”
For those who don’t remember, Dormer is talking about Margaery’s late night visit to Tommen after the death of Joffrey. The young king was nervous in the presence of his bride-to-be, and she suggested they get to know each other prior to their nuptials. The pair bonded over Tommen’s cat, Ser Pounce, and told each other they were happy Joffrey would no longer be around to do cruel things. She left his room after giving him a kiss on his forehead.
“George R.R. Martin wrote a particular plot line, so on the specifics of Margaery and Tommen getting married, there’s nothing I can do,” Dormer added. “On the show, we had to find a way to navigate that in a sensitive way. There’s more of it next season too, and we’re trying to handle it with intelligence and integrity.”
While the actress did not reveal specifics of her role as Margaery Tyrell in Season 5 of “Game of Thrones,” fans can look to the pages of George R.R. Martin’s books for clues. In the fourth “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel, “A Feast for Crows,” Margaery and Tommen get married. Margaery began to exert influence over the king, turning him against his mother, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). Cersei was unhappy with Tommen’s rule and Margaery’s encouragement, and framed her for adultery and treason. Unfortunately Cersei’s plan backfired, and she was thrown in jail -- also accused of adultery and treason.
Natalie Dormer previously revealed to late night talk show host Conan O’Brien she had concluded filming “Game of Thrones” Season 5 and they caught up to Margaery’s storyline in the books.