“I’ve been cast as the femme fatale quite a lot, but nothing could be further from the truth. 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 did Casanova and my first scene involved me having to break a bird cage and two birds would fly out of it. I was incredibly nervous. We started out with 25 birds but due to camera issues, cage issues and acting issues we got down to 2 – the other 23 had flown away. On The Tudors I had to work with a dog who was pining for its owner and kept staring at its owner who was standing next to the camera. It wouldn’t do anything other than try to run away from me. Animals seem to be a problem for me. — Natalie Dormer on her worst acting experience.