79 Quotes of Natalie Dormer

” Perfect is very boring, and if you happen to have a different look, that’s a celebration of human nature, I think. If we were all symmetrical and perfect, life would be very dull. “
” For me, it’s not necessarily interesting to play a strong, fearless woman. It’s interesting to play a woman who is terrified and then overcomes that fear. It’s about the journey. Courage is not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. “
” I’ve always been a history lover. I’ve spent a lot of recreational time walking around historical castles and estates, in Britain and Europe, and so I know what the real thing looks like. “
” The beauty of ‘The Hunger Games’ and also ‘Game of Thrones,’ in fairness, both projects have really complex, three-dimensional, contradictory, strong women… The writing of female characters is extraordinary and equal to the men. “
” Privacy is important to me. But it’s not just about sticking two fingers up and saying I don’t want anyone to know my business. It’s an artistic choice. I think that for any actor to convince their audience that they have completely inhabited a character requires a certain level of anonymity. “
” ‘The Hunger Games’ has something for everyone. “
” The most amazing set where I’ve shot ‘Game of Thrones’ is definitely Croatia, in Dubrovnik. It’s such a stunning country with lots of good watersports there as well. Just a beautiful, beautiful place. “
” What makes me really happy is a walk in the English countryside. A nice sunset, that British countryside – it means I’m home. “
” I would love to go to the Himalayas and cross over into Nepal to do the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. “
” I’m always open to trying out new things. “
” I’m always open to trying out new things. “
” When I wake up on a Sunday morning with a slight hangover, in the gym with no makeup on, that’s who Natalie Dormer really is. The girl next door who gets a spot on her forehead occasionally. “
” Sometimes a woman’s looks or sensuality are too readily wrapped up in their power. “
” I’m a feminist in the true sense of the word. It’s about equality. “
” Isn’t it lovely to know that even the great Sherlock Holmes, the quirky and genius Sherlock Holmes, is vulnerable to love as we all are? “
” I’ve played a lot of elegance and refinement, so to do something really down and dirty is a great attraction. “
” Travel is so important in its capacity to expand the mind. It’s exciting to start as young as possible – you get to see how other cultures live, challenge your senses, and try different cuisines. “
” As a child, I was prancing around in my mother’s high heels and a ra-ra skirt, singing ‘Material Girl’ into my hairbrush. “
” Shaving half my head was a look that meant I could go punkier with my style. “
” As an actress, I think it’s important to look back and realize that we aren’t always quite as original as we think we are. There’s this grand, textured history for us over the last 100 years of incredible writers, directors, and performers. “
” I have been to Canada several times. It was autumn when I visited Vancouver, and I will always remember the colour of the trees in British Columbia were stunning. “
” I want to keep people guessing. “
” I love cycling. “
” I think the beauty of the writing of ‘Game of Thrones’ is not that the characters are fearless; it’s how they overcome their fear, you know? “
” It’s a writer’s or director’s role to be cerebral, whereas for an actor it should be a visceral, gut thing. When the action starts, it’s best to turn the brain off and let it become an instinctual thing. “
” I know I’m not a conventional beauty. You can read a lot of painful things on the Internet, which criticise you aesthetically – but as far as I’m concerned, that’s not what an actress is. “
” Famously, Anne Boleyn was not a beauty: she was more about quirkiness and an innate sensuality, and there are a lot of references to her eyes. Which sends out a great message for women, because life is not about the aesthetic all the time. “
” A lot of boys in my poker circle are mathematicians who play on probability. I don’t have that kind of brain, so I rely on instinct. But I recently found out that poker and cards in general go way back in my family gene pool. “
” I was a very physical child… I was a tree-climber; I was a tomboy. “
” I’m a quasi-only child. With my brother and sister, I’ve more of a tendency to be semi-maternal. So, yes, I spent a lot of time talking to myself – I had this big dressing-up box and would just dress up as lots of characters and talk back to myself… Verging on schizophrenia, I suppose, if you analyse it carefully. “
” Actors have this amazing skill – we bond quite quickly but equally we move on quite quickly. There’s nothing particularly cold or capricious about it – we’re troubadours and lead a troubadour’s lifestyle. “
” I feel like I’ve really earnt my stripes – I feel ready to play a lead. I would just love to prove I’m good enough to carry a project. “
” These are moments in your life to be cherished; they don’t come around that often. To be flying around in a ‘Game of Thrones’ jet, to be greeted by massive enthusiasts. “
” I’m not clever enough to be in machinations and real politics. “
” I had a period of unemployment for about nine months after my first big break, and it’s the greatest lesson I ever could have learned, never to believe you’re home and dry. “
” There are a lot of parallels between the historical Henry VIII and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. There’s an oscillation and extremity of emotion throughout his repertoire that lends itself beautifully to the nature of Henry VIII, definitely. He will push things to the limit, and yet remain in emotional control. “
” Anne Boleyn is an intriguing character. She seems to appeal to modern-day women in a very potent way. Because she was such an independently opinionated and spirited young woman, which at the time was unheard of. “
” I always tell people this: to be a savvy politician or a good head of state and to be charitable are not mutually exclusive things. “
” I try to stay consciously away from the roles of the girl who throws herself at the leading man, because I’ve done it a lot and I want to move on. I ticked that box. “
” I love watching the old movies. I love Katharine Hepburn. I just adore her and everything that she stood for. I find it interesting watching the likes of Gene Tierney and those classic movies of the ’40s. “
” I did every job under the sun from bartending to ushering to temping. “
” I was so excited to work with Ridley Scott. Who wouldn’t be? “
” It’s fascinating how much of our sense of attractiveness and feminine identity is bound up in our hair. “
” 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. “
” 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. “
” I love to drive. My present to myself from ‘The Tudors’ was a red Mazda MX5 hard-top convertible. I loved that car, and also what she represented – my first success. “
” I’m a massive yoga head. Lots of yoga and lots of running. I do Bikram yoga. I adore it. “
” Because of my job, I get a lot of opportunity to grab a few days here and there in many cool cities for press commitments, magazine shoots and premieres – Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, New York, Berlin. I always try to get to a gallery or museum if there’s time. “
” The Gili Islands gave me some of my best scuba diving experiences, including tons of turtles. “
” The train system in India is chaotic and fun – it’s the best way to see the landscape. Being in with all the families and also being the odd animal is a colourful experience you’ll never forget. “
” I’m a ‘Blackadder’ girl. “
” My party trick is that I can get ready to go to the party really quickly. I’m actually a woman that can have a shower, dry and style her hair, do her make-up and get dressed in under an hour. “
” Make-up is all about shading; it’s about tactical application. “
” The train system in India is chaotic and fun – it’s the best way to see the landscape. Being in with all the families and also being the odd animal is a colourful experience you’ll never forget. “
” I’m a ‘Blackadder’ girl. “
” My party trick is that I can get ready to go to the party really quickly. I’m actually a woman that can have a shower, dry and style her hair, do her make-up and get dressed in under an hour. “
” Women are over 50 percent of the population. “
” What I love about ‘Mockingjay, Part 1’ is that President Coin or Cressida could have easily been played by a man, and if you look at ‘Interstellar,’ the Anne Hathaway or Jessica Chastain roles would have been men years ago. “
” I’m glad that cinema is catching up to what television has known for a while: That three-dimensional, complex women get an audience engaged as much as the men. “
” I’ve taken my clothes off enough in my career. “
” I’m a natural blonde! “
” So many little girls dream about their wedding day. But with actresses, sometimes it’s the inverse, because we get to be the centre of attention, looked up and down, dressed up for premieres all the time. The pull isn’t quite as great. “
” We don’t have enough young, female antiheroes. We don’t accept women as antiheroes the way we do the men. “
” We live in one of the most complex ages for young, professional women. “
” I’m not going to comment about potential jobs in the future because that’s a rabbit hole to go down and get caught up in, but all I’ll say is I’ll go where the good scripts are. “
” I love being part of huge mega blockbusters, and I love being a part of small independent films and small stage. “
” From my experience of shooting ‘Tudors’ on the island of Ireland, you cannot predict the weather. “
” When I was a little girl, my grandfather, who I was very close to, used to grow yellow roses. He had yellow roses growing all the way up his drive. “
” I love going out of my comfort zone – I live to go out of my comfort zone. “
” I think every actor brings something personal to a role, right? “
” When I see a fan coming over, I can’t help but make an assumption about what they want to talk about. A middle-aged American woman will head over, and I think, ‘Game of Thrones.’ Turns out it’s ‘The Tudors’ or ‘Elementary’ or ‘The Hunger Games.’ It’s always a surprise. “
” Madonna is completely down-to-earth. She’s an absolute professional. “
” I meet fascinating people I respect and idolise all the time. “
” It really bugs me the way people criticise how actors look. We’re not models. Models exist. “
” I get accused of having a haughty smugness. I have a lopsided mouth. I can’t help it. I was born with it. It looks as if I am smirking. I have had my publicist tell me, ‘Don’t do that smile on the red carpet.’ I’m, like, ‘That’s my smile.’ “
” It’s funny how being an actor forces you to do things or go places that you wouldn’t ordinarily. “
” Women have a lot of… attitudes enforced in us about our sense of attractiveness being bound up in long, flowing, Hollywood kind of hair. “
” More often than not, I get cast as quite Machiavellian roles – it’s something about my face; I’m quite shifty or something! “
” My yoga mat comes everywhere. Keeps me stretched out after sitting still on all those planes, trains and road journeys. “