Natalie Dormer Reveals Lena Headey Had "Mixed Feelings" About Controversial Rape Scene

"That was pretty intense."
Understatement of the TV season much?! That's what Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer had to say to E! News about the controversial rape scene that went down between Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in the HBO hit's latest episode.

And while the scene on its own was already shocking, given that the brother and sister had sex next to their dead son, King Joffrey's (Jack Gleeson) corpse, the fact that it was originally a consensual sex scene in the books that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss decided to change for the small screen made it even more so.

And similar to fans of the series, Dormer reveals to E! News' Alicia Quarles that her costar Lena Headey also had "mixed feelings" about the scene debated 'round the Internet.

"I remember talking to her in the makeup trailer the day before she had to shoot that, she had mixed feelings about it for obvious reasons," Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell, Joffrey's recent widow, says. "But as an actor, those scenes are the ones you really get to sink your teeth into, so there's sort of a perverse enjoyment in exploring those really dramatic moments as well." Watch our interview with Dormer above for more of her thoughts on the scene, as well as scoop on the "good stuff" coming up for Margaery and Cersei.

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excited for the cersei/margaery stuff tbh. thats one thing that i think the show may do well.