This English rose is no blushing flower. Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) has been delivering one powerful performance after another, playing some of TV's most boldly badass broads. With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 coming lớn theaters, she clearly has eye on her next conquest. Here are 10 reasons that's great news for movie fans everywhere.
She's an unrepentant scene stealer.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers may have been the star of Showtime's historical soap opera The Tudors, but it was Dormer as the always sultry & deadly ambitious Anne Boleyn who reigned.
She's killing it on Game of Thrones.
Like Anne Boleyn, Margaery Tyrell is more than willing khổng lồ use her womanly wiles và mindful manipulations in her quest to lớn become queen. The ever-charming Dormer brings new depths khổng lồ this duplicitous diva, lacing in a mystique that keeps audiences guessing about this royal's loyalties. Bonus: No one can snark at Cersei as masterfully as Margaery.
She’s got flawless skin, big blue eyes và flowing golden hair. But the thing that kicks her sex appeal into high gear is the trouble-promising half smile that's become her signature. Yet she claims it's just "a family trait."
She's as smart as she is sexy.
We'd gladly spend days talking physics with her in a hammock.
She's delicious when she's devilish.
As Elementary's death-faking Jamie, she went from Sherlock's long-lost love lớn his nefarious nemesis, giving a sexy new twist khổng lồ Moriarty. Being bad never looked so good.
Cheese is her Achilles heel.
No, really. Asked about her favorite kind of cheese during a Reddit AMA, Dormer launched into an adorable (and understandable) rant about the delicious dairy product, writing: "I'm cheese crazy. It's my big dairy weakness. Manchego! I love feta! I love goat cheese! I love mature chedda! I also love Wensleydale, I have no idea how you spell Wensleydale, especially with cranberries in it, it's the perfect cheese for Christmas. The only thing I can't bởi is blue. I can't do xanh cheese. It just doesn't work with me. It's not even so much the smell, I just can't do it, you know? Maybe as a bit of a salad, but... hahaha. I mean, very rare circumstances! Brie, I love brie, melted brie. Burrata! God I love a Burrata. I literally could talk about cheese for 10 minutes. You found my Achilles heel, Reddit!"
She's got a saucy sense of humor.
When Esquire asked what's to lớn come on Game of Thrones, Dormer obliged with this cheeky clip that's sure khổng lồ delight even the most vehement hater of spoilers.
She longs lớn be an action star.
If Margaery ever has khổng lồ pick up a sword on Game of Thrones, Dormer is ready. The self-proclaimed tomboys has trained at the London Fencing Academy. And she dreams of starring in a martial arts film, saying, "I get a kick out of taking my body out of its comfort zone and pushing myself physically."
She'd gladly give half a head (of hair) for a role.
When Dormer was cast as Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, the hair và makeup team led by Academy Award winner ve Neill asked the English actress if they might shave off a chunk of her lovely locks lớn better execute the edgy look of the tattooed, funky and fearless Cressida. Dedicated khổng lồ getting the character right, she was all too happy to oblige.
She's driven to make movies that matter.
Recently, Dormer took to lớn Twitter lớn answer fan queries posed on #AskCressida. Aside from confirming Katniss is her favorite character (she's just like us!), the spirited starlet also shared why being a part of The Hunger Games matters so much khổng lồ her.
PianoFreak9. (1/2) A strong female protagonist. It's one step forward in equality that a protagonist can also be a heroine. #AskCressida
PianoFreak9... That you can have an entertainment movie that is also about serious matters. #AskCressida— Lionsgate UK (
LionsgateUK) September 28, 2015
She's a proud role model.
Playing a string of fierce females has made Dormer an actress who's inspiring a new generation of girls. Discussing this responsibility with Queen Latifah, she shared how she dealt with some tough teen years and bullies by getting into theater. "Ironically," she confessed, "by playing other people, I found myself."