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NYCC: Natalie Dormer talks 'Game of Thrones,' Muppet comparisons

By Wade Sheridan
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NYCC: Natalie Dormer talks 'Game of Thrones,' Muppet comparisons
Actress Natalie Dormer arrives for the 21st annual SAG Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Jan. 25, 2015. The actress recently attended the New York Comic Con where she revealed new details about the upcoming season of 'Game of Thrones' and commented on resembling new Muppets character Denise. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Actress Natalie Dormer took the stage for a Game of Thrones panel at the New York Comic Con to discuss the series and the resemblance between herself and new Muppet Denise.

Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell on the hit HBO drama, was joined by fellow co-stars Fin Jones (Ser Loras Tyrell) and Keisha Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand).

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The trio remained tight-lipped about the show's upcoming sixth season until Dormer opened up about her time acting alongside Lena Headey's Cersei, a character who has fought against Margaery reaching the Iron Throne in the past.

"Oh God, I love working with Lena so much," Dormer said.

"Margaery is trying to be Cersei. She wants to be the mother of the king. I mean, she wants to have a child with him who winds up on the Iron Throne. And Cersei knows that. So it's like the Cold War -- mutually assured destruction! But it got really interesting last season and they've got new problems. So who knows... The enemy of my enemy is my friend, maybe?"

The panel quickly turned to ABC's new comedy The Muppets when one fan asked Dormer if she knew that people were comparing her to Kermit the Frog's new girlfriend, Denise the Pig.

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"When I saw Kermit's new girlfriend, I was like 'Maybe I'm a bit responsible for that," Dormer told the crowd at NYCC referring to a scene she asked to be added into Game of Thrones that brought up her nose.

"There's a scene in season three where I'm walking on all the cliffs with Sansa, and I'm telling her how I was teased as a young girl for my nose," Dormer said, according to Entertainment Weekly. "I asked in a dinner with David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss], 'Please, can you put in a line about a pig nose? I was bullied at school, I used to get told I had pig nostrils. I said for my own demons, it would be sticking two middle fingers up to the bullies of my childhood. If you watch the DVDs, you'll see me oinking backstage...I brought up the pig subject myself."

"I've already made the comparison of my nostrils to a pig, so I can't complain [about Denise]," she said.

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