While promoting her new film The Forest this week, Natalie Dormer sat down for a chat with Den of Geek and offered up a few teases about Game of Thrones.
“I just personally wrapped season 6 last week,” Dormer says. “What I love about Game of Thrones is every year you don’t really know who your pairing is going to be with. I’ve had some great stuff with Sophie Turner in the past, and some great stuff with Lena Headey. And I’ve got a whole new partner to play with in this season. So, I had a lot of fun there.”
As for this “new partner” might be, we might glean a couple hints from scenes filmed outdoors in Girona, Spain earlier this year. Photos were taken of the location shoot in September, showing Dormer on set with several King’s Landing-centered cast members. Given the scenes and spoilers out of Girona, it’s possible that she may be referring to either – Click to uncover spoilers –
Also discussing season 6 this week is Jeremy Podeswa, who directed last season’s “Kill the Boy” and the controversial episode 6, “Unbowed Unbent Unbroken,” and will be directing the first two episodes of the new season. Forbes reports that Podeswa addressed the season 5 rape controversy in a briefing this week, and how it will affect the show going forward.
The director claims that D.B. Weiss and David Benioff “were responsive to the discussion and there were a couple of things that changed as a result.” He explains that, “It is important that (the producers) not self-censor. The show depicts a brutal world where horrible things happen. They did not want to be too overly influenced by that (criticism) but they did absorb and take it in and it did influence them in a way.”
Podeswa also says that, “I welcomed the discussion about the depiction of violence on television and how it could be used as a narrative tool sometimes and the questionable nature of that. We were aware ahead of time that it was going to be disturbing but we did not expect there would be people in Congress talking about it.”