Three cast members of the Emmy-winning Game of Thrones appeared at this year’s New York Comic Con, and although there were no big reveals, we learned more about Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand), and Finn Jones (Loras Tyrell). We also heard Jones’ extremely interesting theory on how the show will end.
Jones, who along with former co-star Pedro Pascal, (Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper of Dorne, who died at the end of season 4), is an avid reader of the book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, on which the television show is based. Although author George R.R. Martin and producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, were not there to confirm, it’s interesting enough to share.
According to Jones, the Seven Kingdoms will be dissolved after a huge battle, and the Iron Throne will be melted down—to make weapons to combat the White Walkers. Ya see, the Iron Throne is made up of a thousand of swords, taken off of surrendered foes of Aegon I, the conqueror of Westeros. Jones hypothesizes that some of the swords could be made of Valyrian steel. And Valyrian steel (along with dragonglass) is supposed to be anathema to the Others.
Jones said that good guys such as Bran, Hodor, Tyrion, and Brienne would “bring peace back to the realm.”
However, he added, “But knowing Game of Thrones, [the show will end with] Littlefinger on the throne.”
As for Dormer, she spoke about Margaery’s motivation: “Margaery is trying to be Cersei, she’s trying to be the mother of the king...I genuinely think she wants to be the power behind the throne. Marry a king—albeit the third one, she’s losing husbands left right and center—and have a baby. It’s safer to be the power behind the throne than on the throne.”
Castle-Hughes described her training for the deadly Obara Sand. She and her on-screen sisters trailed for five and a half months. “They don’t fight individually, they fight as a unit which brings a whole lot of scary elements when you bring together three different sets of weapons.”
But Castle-Hughes felt she was already a part of Game of Thrones even before her training: The same day she learned she was cast in the show was the same day the episode in which Oberyn was killed was aired. She took his death rather hard. “My roommate at the time was like, ‘Dude, it’s just a TV show, why are you so upset?’” Because of a non-disclosure agreement, she couldn’t say what she was really thinking. “Oh, it’s my dad!”
Game of Thrones returns to television in spring 2016.