Natalie Dormer: Jennifer Lawrence is 'cool'

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Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer is in awe of her 'Hunger Games' co-star Jennifer Lawrence and thinks she is both "the coolest girl" and an "old soul".

Natalie Dormer thinks Jennifer Lawrence is "the coolest girl".

The 32-year-old actress - who stars in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I' as Cressida - is in awe of her co-star and thinks the 23-year-old beauty is wise beyond her years.

She said: "Jennifer Lawrence is just the coolest girl. Everyone forgets how young she is because she's so together, such an old soul. She just gets it. She's one savvy chick."

Natalie admits it was a "thrill" to be cast in the latest instalment of the movie series because she is such a fan of the franchise.

She said: "I went to the world premiere of 'Catching Fire' last year and it was amazing. To be joining 'The Hunger Games' family is such a thrill. It deserves the hype because it's well written, handles really big subject matter, but doesn't talk down to its audience. And then there's the romance element. 'The Hunger Games' has something for everyone."

The role forced Natalie to undergo a radical transformation, but she was relieved she didn't have to change her appearance in as extreme a way as was originally planned.

She told Britain's Glamour magazine: "When they offered me the role they asked me if I would consider shaving my entire head.

"Ultimately the director and I decided Cressida would look funkier, more Capitol, which is where she comes from, if she rocked the half-shaved head look instead. So I got away lightly."

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Francis Lawrence
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore
  • UK release: 20 November 2014

Carving the final book in the Hunger Games series into two movies pays off, giving rhythm to a story that might otherwise have felt rushed. Action and politics are confidently balanced, Sutherland is deliciously vile as ever, Hutcherson is finally given something interesting to do and while Lawrence is rightly the star…

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