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Natalie Dormer and Liam Cunningham talk Game of Thrones Season 6

December 19th, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments

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Now that Game of Thrones has officially wrapped filming for season 6. Try not to get too excited — there’s still almost five months before we can reunite with the folks over in Westeros.

What is interesting though is that, now filming has completed, we can expect cast members to be gradually rolling out on to the interview circuit over the next lot of weeks. Gwendoline Christie has spoke the most openly about season 6 so far, basically because she’s been pestered with questions about GoT while she’s been promoting another small project she’s involved in called Star Wars: The Force Awakens (nah, we haven’t heard of it either).

However, Natalie Dormer and Liam Cunningham have also chipped in with a couple of teasers for the upcoming run. Dormer, who gave an interview with Den of Geek about her horror movie The Forest said that she’d wrapped on season 6 last week and teased a new scene partner she’ll have next year: “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.”

The most obvious answer is the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce). When last we left Margaery, she was rotting in holy jail for committing perjury. We know that she’ll remain imprisoned until Episode 6, so that could give her time for a few sit-downs with the High Sparrow.

Turning our attention to Cunningham, the actor had some intriguing things to say about Season 6 in an interview with Paddock, a publication focused on Formula One. (Apparently, Cunningham is a big racing fan.) Here’s what he had to say about Season 6: “It is bigger, brasher, bolder and weirder. It’s written by the two biggest fans of the books, so they treat the story with great delicacy, grace and with tremendous amount of love. So we’re in safe hands. Kind of.”

Cunningham also talked about how insane shooting Game of Thrones is: “At one point we had four crews shooting, while even Hollywood movies sometimes have only two at a time.”

And he admitted that he can’t go anywhere nowadays without being asked about Jon Snow, given that Davos was in the area when the 998th Lord Commander went down. I’ll leave you with this quote: “I’ve read all the scripts of the show and I know exactly what’s going to happen…It would be awful and stupid of me to spoil anything. Thankfully, not even large, very large sums of money, not even [Formula One Group chief executive Bernie Ecclestone’s] wallet could get it out of me.”

Source: Squareeyed

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.