Natalie Dormer in Glamour June 2014: “I’m a Serial Monogamist”
After showing off her half-shaved head for the Nick Dorey-shot spread, the “Game of Thrones” beauty opened up about her fashion risks and faking confidence in her roles.
Check out highlights from Miss Dormer’s interview below and for more head over to Glamour!
On her audition for Game of Thrones:
“I was definitely nervous for my audition. But when I was called for a second audition, the nerves calmed a bit. I knew they called me back for a reason—they hoped I could be the one to solve their Margaery problem.”
On buzzing half her head for her upcoming role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay:
“It’s fascinating how much of our sense of attractiveness and feminine identity is bound up in our hair. But in the Mockingjay novel [the final installment of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy], Cressida is described as having a shaved head with a vine tattoo, and I wanted to do right by the book….Cutting one side of your head for a few months is not a big deal compared with what other people have to deal with in the world. Plus, hair grows back.”
On faking confidence in her roles:
“I’ve been cast as the femme fatale quite a lot [Dormer also starred as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors], but nothing could be further from the truth. I’m a serial monogamist and would never dream of being as predatory as some of the women I’ve played. I can actually be a bit shy.”
On taking chances with fashion:
“When it comes to fashion, we all know what looks most flattering for our bodies, but sometimes you have to be brave and think outside the box. When half of your head is shaved, you can play more. I think sometimes people are scared of the critique. I get it—it’s terrifying when images go online within half an hour. But passing judgment on someone else is a reflection of your own insecurities. We all make mistakes. We all have a fashion faux pas, choose the wrong script, write the wrong song. But it’s only by taking chances and occasionally getting it wrong that we grow.”
Photo Credit: Nick Dorey for Glamour