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. I would embrace the opportunity to play more of those kinds of girls, who don’t have that arsenal of sexuality
My oldest friends keep me sane. I’m very lucky to still have the same friends I had before I became an actress. They work in hospitals, or in the city, one is a female CEO and I’m hugely inspired by her. We never talk shop and they help put everything into perspective about what’s important. I love acting but we’re not curing cancer here.
Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. a woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. That sensibility is prevalent, even to this day