Margaery is one of the show’s biggest triumphs in phrases of adapting characters from the web page to the screen, with Game of Thrones’ model arguably even surpassing the only in A Song of Ice and Fire.
Part of this is the capacity to flesh the character out further, due to the fact that she isn’t always a point-of-view person in George R.R. Martin’s books, however lots of it comes from Dormer’s performance.
Intelligent, cunning, and additionally hilarious, her Margaery is more than capable of plotting together along with her grandmother, Olenna Tyrell, and matching wits with Cersei Lannister, bearing in mind some of the show’s most memorable moments.
It’s quite smooth to assume Dormer in the function of Melisandre. While the 2 characters have special arcs and components to play, there are similarities among them: smart, shrewd, and seductive girls who’re able to bend the ears and wills of Kings in pursuit in their respective goals.
Dormer probably would’ve made for a great Melisandre, however it is also tough to argue matters labored out for the best. It’s tough to assume anyone else bringing what she did to Margaery, whilst van Houten is similarly amazing as the Red Priestess, and in the later season performs the character a bit more weary that might’ve been lacking in Dormer’s portrayal.
It is a disgrace that Dormer’s time on Game of Thrones was reduce short in season 6, as seeing even extra of Margaery’s battles with Cersei would’ve been welcome, however she made the most of the time she had.
Dormer is likewise amongst an extended list of Game of Thrones actors who originally attempted out for different characters too – Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), and Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton) all auditioned for Jon Snow, for instance, whilst Liam Cunningham confirms in Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon that he first went for the a part of Jorah Mormont (which went to Iain Glen) – however in all cases, the castings worked out for the best.