Vulture has a great new interview with Natalie Dormer! They talked briefly about the similarities between Lady Margaery in Game of Thrones and Cressida in Mockingjay.
Since Margaery plays a war of words, did that help you find common ground, to play Cressida, the propaganda filmmaker fromMockingjay?
You know, that’s an interesting point. Cressida is employed by the rebellion in this modern capacity that we would recognize as PR and propaganda, winning over hearts and minds in the civil war. And yeah, what Margaery does is modern PR-stunting. So yes, there would be a similarity between the two characters, that they are astute at media manipulation. But that would probably be the only similarity. [Laughs.] Margaery is not running around with a semi-automatic rifle and army boots! Which I actually quite enjoyed. There was this great scene in episode one this season between Margaery and Brienne, and they talked about the difference between fighting with words and fighting with weaponry, and a woman’s lot in Westeros, as it were, but unfortunately a lot of that scene got cut. Maybe it’ll end up on the extra features on the DVD.
Can you imagine if Margaery got to be more physical? After all, her brother Loras is a famed swordsman …
It would be great if Margaery Tyrell could do a bit of a Katniss Everdeen, and pick up a bow and arrow! In my dreams! [Laughs.]
Check out the entire interview at Vulture