Natalie Dormer had a “golden ticket” Game of Thrones experience

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Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) thinks she joined Game of Thrones at the perfect time, was on for the perfect amount of time, and left at the perfect time. 

Everyone involved in Game of Thrones had a unique experience. The HBO epic had one of the largest productions in television history, spanning multiple countries, from Northern Ireland to Croatia, Iceland, and beyond. Only a few stars survived from the beginning all the way to the end. And of course, most actors saw their characters get killed off somewhere along the way.

Recently, Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) discussed her five-year stint on Game of Thrones, saying her got to be a part of the show for the perfect amount of time. “I got the golden ticket,” she told Variety. “I watched season 1 as a fan, came in the second season, did a good solid five years just as the show had this incredible explosion, and then I got out in time to watch the end and sit on the couch again.”

Margaery had one of the most famous death scenes in the entire show, and that’s saying something. It came at the end of season 6 in the episode, “The Winds of Winter,” when she died along with many others when Cersei Lannister exploded the packed Sept of Baelor. Margaery, her father Mace and brother Loras, the High Sparrow, Lancel and Kevan Lannister…all dead, all while Cersei watched from her balcony in the Red Keep, sipping wine.

Now that she’s finished her visit to Westeros, Dormer may be watching with the rest of us when HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon premieres on August 21.

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