C California Style

Actress Natalie Dormer. PHOTO: JasonMcDonaldPhotography.com.
Dormer on the set of "Game of Thrones." PHOTO: Keith Berstein/HBO.

Let the Games Begin

by C California Style

The drama in Westeros and Essos continues as “Game of Thrones” premieres its fourth season on April 6.

Actress Natalie Dormer (aka Margaery Tyrell, the widowed successor to Lady Olenna Tyrell) hints: “[Another] wedding is never a boring event in this world.” The show tapes July through November primarily in Belfast, with a 200-plus cast (including Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, p. 80) Dormer describes as “a big happy family.” The 32-year-old actress also found time to pick up the role of Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, which opens in November. For Dormer, cult followings are nothing new: “These are epic projects that—maybe because of their genesis in incredible books—stimulate a lot of loyalty.” Someday, she says, she’ll try more domestic roles.

Edited by Kelsey McKinnon.
Written by Megan Meyer.