Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer is concerned for the fate of her TV brother – who is facing on-screen persecution because of his sexuality.
Dormer plays Queen Margaery Tyrell on the HBO fantasy series, while Finn Jones plays Margaery’s brother, gay knight Ser Loras Tyrell, who has often been the centre of the show’s gay sex scenes.
Recent seasons have seen evangelicals known as the Sparrows take over King’s Landing – cracking down on homosexuality and sexual sins, taking both Tyrell siblings captive for their supposed impropriety.
The actress spoke to James Barr of Heat Radio about the plotline, which is expected to continue at pace in Season 6.
Given the writers’ penchant for killing off beloved characters, Dormer said: “I’m very worried about him [Loras].”
When Barr suggested that Westeros needs a branch of gay rights charity Stonewall, Dormer replied: “So true! I’ll be right there with you, with the rainbow flags.”
She added: “We need a new House with a new sigil and a rainbow banner.
“He’s in trouble… they’re both in a lot of trouble – the most trouble since we’ve met the Tyrells.
“She has lost control a bit… we see a whole new side to her. She hadn’t got the reigns anymore.”
Author: Gabby Jeffries