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It's very common for characters on Game of Thrones to have virtually no idea how long they're going to survive on the show. Even though the plot for the TV series was largely dictated by the books by George R. R. Martin, actors were still left on the edge of their seats when reading through their scripts.
But Natalie Dormer, who played the beautiful Princess Margaery Tyrell, was given a tiny bit more time to digest her upcoming death, compared to her colleagues.
She's told the Jonathan Ross Show about how she was told that she was going to be killed in season six.
The actor said: "It's usually a phone call right before the time, but I sort of got ahead of the game because I was badgering the creators a year before to release me for a couple of dates, you know how shooting schedules can be overlapping.
"Dan and David, the creators of the show, made a call with me and said 'Sorry Nat, we're not going to release you, you're going to have to shoot next year. But don't worry darling, we're killing you next year.'"
The 35-year-old admitted that the phone call wasn't that brutal and that she was paraphrasing, but it was words to that effect. That would have been tough to keep that juicy bit of information away from her cast and colleagues.
She probably wasn't expecting the send-off that she actually received.
Most main characters who have been poisoned, or had their heads chopped off, limbs devoured, bodies burned at the stake, throats slit, have at least had the spotlight on them.
The ending to season six killed off so many people, that fans were left not knowing how to feel. Yes, the High Sparrow and the Faith were killed when the Sept of Baelor was blown up with wildfire, but so was Ser Loras and Margaery Tyrell.
But even though Natalie played a pivotal role in the show, she has no clue on what is to be expected from season eight. She says: "I really don't and I'm so excited. When that dragon went into the ice and got pulled back out...I emailed Dan and David and I was like 'I can't believe I'm crying over a CGI dragon.'"
So she'll have to wait like the rest of us, until about 2019, to see how the entire series is wrapped up in one nice little package.
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