❝ Oh, my god, that’s such a harsh thing to say about Margaery! You’ve hurt me! People have got Margaery all wrong. She’s so much more sincere than people think. Genuinely, she is. She’s just a pragmatist. She genuinely is a pragmatist, which is what Sansa is becoming. If you’re not pragmatic around Cersei Lannister, bad things are going to happen to you. So, it’s not about being vindictive and conniving. It’s about survival, which is what the game of thrones is. That’s why people identify with the characters. They’re not goodies and baddies. There’s a humanity to these characters. They’re anti-heroic, in various forms. You understand their motivation ‘cause everyone’s just trying to survive, and we can all identify with that.
— Natalie Dormer when asked, “Does Margaery love anything besides herself, her brother and the pursuit of power?” (x)
Natalie Dormer's Personal Sigil
What would best represent you on your own personal sigil?
It’s funny you should say that because I could answer that straightaway. It’s a twist of fate. When I was a little girl, my grandfather who I was very close to used to grow yellow roses. He had yellow roses growing all the way up his drive. I remember watching him [raise] them when I was a little girl. I always used to joke when I was playing Ann Boleyn – the Tudor roses are white and red because they’re the amalgamation of the two houses during the civil war in England – I used to say, “The roses are in my life because of The Tudors, but I love yellow roses.” And it was just a twist of fate that the Tyrell’s sigil is the yellow rose. I took it as a sign at the time that I was destined to play Margaery because I’ve always had a thing for yellow roses. Now I actually have one as a sigil. It was a twist of fate.