Natalie Dormer Says She Knows How 'Game of Thrones' Ends

The actress also discussed her film 'In Darkness,' which she co-wrote and produced, and starring in the 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' reboot.

Natalie Dormer’s Game of Thrones days have been over for quite some time, but she’s just as invested in the final season as the rest of the world. “I’m excited to see the next season. I’m on the edge of my seat like everybody else,” she told The Hollywood Reporter In Studio while promoting her film In Darkness and TV miniseries Picnic at Hanging Rock.

While the actress remained pretty tight-lipped on what information she knows about season eight — the final of the HBO hit series — she did tease that she knows how it ends, but not how the show gets there. “I know A to B. I know what B is, but I don’t know how they get B. But I do know B,” she said.   

Dormer also discussed her new film, In Darkness, which she co-wrote, produced and stars in. “I wanted to explore the idea about a human being defined by their pain, and that their entire identity has been amassed around a particular want or need and anger, and then what that does to an individual,” she said. “The script is kind of about revenge, forgiveness, redemption, facing your inner self and ultimately letting go.”

Moving from one project to the next, the busy Dormer also talked about her role in the remake of the 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock, based on the novel by Joan Lindsay. She explained how director Larysa Kondracki personally reached out to her for the role of headmistress Mrs. Appleyard.

“She wrote me this long-ass letter saying, ‘No one can play this other than you. It’s got to be you.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t wanna get in a corset again, it’s too soon,’” she explained, referencing her Game of Thrones days.

She continued: “And then I talked to her on Facebook and I just loved her so much. And when you start watching Picnic, you’ll see how surreal it is. The supernatural elements to it, the fun she has with the lights and crystals and water with the lens. I was like, ‘This woman’s got a vision.’”

Picnic at Hanging Rock is available to stream on Amazon now. 

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