'Mockingjay's Natalie Dormer Talks Shaving Her Head: 'It Opens You Up To Punky & Funky Looks'

'Mockingjay's Natalie Dormer Talks Shaving Her Head: 'It Opens You Up To Punky & Funky Looks'

Natalie Dormer lets her gorgeous hair down for her feature in the debut issue of Yahoo Style.

The 32-year-old actress opened up to the site about The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence, and loving strong women on Game of Thrones. Check it:

On shaving her head for The Hunger Games: “I had a kind of reconciled myself to it by the time it I sat in the trailer and they got the razor out. [The cut] opens you up to exploring more kind of punky, funky looks on the red carpet or at events. But I was actually quite surprised at Comic-Con—there’s a lot of lopsidedness going on. Girls are doing the lopsided thing, very tight…down one side so it almost looks like they’re shaved. That seems to be en vogue and I seem to be ahead of the curve. I don’t know if the Katniss Everdeen thing is catching on as well, but a lot of girls are wearing plaits to one side.”

On Jennifer: “Jen has this amazing reputation as being really grounded and very real and very funny and she’s all those things. She keeps the mood buoyant. So there was a very fun energy on set. And it’s long hours—action takes a long time to shoot—and it’s sometimes very hard stuff. So yeah, you’re just standing in the dark with water up to your neck. It’s sort of… after 12 hours, everyone’s cracking jokes to keep each other laughing. That’s how you get through that kind of stuff.”

On portraying strong women on the screen: “It’s kind of refreshing as a woman not to be playing a character that’s just defined by whom she’s in love with, to be honest. With Margaery, political ambition is motivating her—her relationships with all these different men has an agenda. Game of Thrones is like The Hunger Games in so far as it has beautiful writing of strong, complex, contradictory women—whether you’re talking about Arya Stark or Brienne of Tarth, who are physically empowering themselves; or women like Cersei and Margaery, who are doing the more traditional political court machinations. Margaery represents a very modern sort of PR, winning the hearts and minds. I’ve called her Kate Middleton crossed with your First Lady, Michelle Obama. She is a politically savvy woman who is harnessing romantic notions of royals in the populous’ mind.”

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Photos: Chad Pitman/Yahoo Style
Posted to: Natalie Dormer, The Hunger Games
  • Samar

    She’s super pretty!