Natalie Dormer: “Cersei is the least of Margaery’s problems” in Season 6


The Game of Thrones cast is doing press. They’re not technically doing press for Game of Thrones, but they’re still out there, and that means questions about the show are going to come up. Kit Harington inevitably got asked about Season 6 when doing interviews for the upcoming MI-5, and Natalie Dormer was grilled about what’s in store for Margaery when she visited The Late Late Show with James Corden last night to promote The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2.

That’s quite the epic effort on the part of Corden to get info out of Dormer. And then there’s her money line: “Cersei is the least of Margaery’s problems. She’s got bigger problems this season.”

Interesting stuff.


The last we saw of Margaery, in Season 5’s “The Gift,” she was rotting in a cell underneath the Sept of Baelor, awaiting a trial for perjury. Her imprisonment would certainly qualify as a big problem.

Through the magic of on-set reports, however, we have an idea of what’s going to happen to her. We know that she’ll leave the Sept peaceably, with the cooperation of the High Sparrow, probably in Episode 6. They’ll be no shame walk for Margaery, at least not so far as we know.

At first, it was theorized that the High Sparrow lets Margaery go because she converts to his particular brand of religious fanaticism, but recent comments from Dormer make it seem like any conversion Margaery undergoes is part of a larger plan. “Margaery is a savvy chick and she’s trying to find an angle,” Dormer said in Women’s Health. “[S]he’s trying to find a way to get out of that cell so it’s pretty amusing and ingenious the route she decides to take.” Those don’t sound like the words of someone who’s honestly found the light.

So is Margery’s “bigger problem” her attempt to get released from holy jail? Based on the info we have, that fight will take over half the season, so it could qualify.

The foggier question is what will happen once Margaery’s out. It’s sounding more and more like the High Sparrow is becoming the player to beat in King’s Landing, so Margaery and Cersei may have to deal with him and his followers—or die trying—before they can get back to their ongoing rivalry.

H/T Entertainment Weekly