Natalie Dormer wants to 'challenge perceptions'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 March 2015
Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer

'Game of Thrones' star Natalie Dormer says she's determined to change the public's perception of her as an actress

Natalie Dormer hopes to challenge "people's perceptions" of her.

The 33-year-old actress, who starred as Margaery Tyrell in the HBO series 'Game of Thrones' and as Cressida in the 'Hunger Games' franchise, has revealed she's keen to push her boundaries as an actress by taking on different types of roles.

She reflected: "It got to the point where if there was a manipulative femme fatale who was going to be seducing the leading me, it was 'Call Natalie Dormer!'"

The English actress cited Matthew McConaughey as an example of an actor successfully changing the perception of himself, suggesting she'd like to follow suit.

She told SELF magazine: "Every actor, wherever they are on the hierarchy, gets put in a box to a certain extent. And isn't it wonderful when people like Matthew McConaughey can turn around and go: 'You thought I was this, but look what I can do!'

"You have to start challenging people's perceptions of you, and the perceptions you have of yourself, really."

Unlike some of her fellow actresses - and despite her glitzy appearance on the red carpet - Natalie actually advocates a casual approach to style.

She explained: "I think women should have style, but it should be undermined by a slight casualness.

"Like they haven't tried that hard, because the minute you're self-conscious about it, it doesn't really work anymore."

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