NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03:  Natalie Dormer attends the "Game Of Thrones" Season 8 NY Premiere on April 3, 2019 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)
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Natalie Dormer Thought Her Game Of Thrones Death Was A
'Golden Ticket'
By the time Season 6 rolled around for “Game of Thrones,” there wasn’t much of a story left for Natalie Dormer's Margaery Tyrell, after she became Queen Consort. Dormer was also ready to pursue other opportunities by the middle of the fifth season, so when her character got killed off in the sixth season’s finale, she believes it came at the perfect time.
In an interview with Variety, Dormer revealed that she felt that she had been on the show for “the perfect length of time”: “I got the golden ticket [...] 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."
Also, with her character being dead, Dormer avoided the infamous fan backlash when the “GOT” season finale aired. When asked about the finale by People, the actor said, “It was almost going to be the impossible task. Regardless of what [showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff] had done, to satisfy a third act for everyone in the time that they had.”