I respect people who make bold choices, who take themselves out of their comfort zone, who challenge themselves in the roles they choose, whether that’s Vivien Leigh or Emily Blunt. I don’t have an icon. I’m Natalie Dormer, and I can’t have anyone else’s career besides Natalie Dormer’s. I learned to leave the green-eyed monster behind way back in my 20s because it’s destructive. Just do as you mean to be done by, and you can’t go too wrong. That might sound a bit wanky and bit romantic, but it’s not about being fluffy. I’m a realist.
I’ve been a member of some good gyms in the past. I love a good spinning class; I love a good aerobics class. I go to yoga classes as well as practicing myself. I’m always open to new experiences and when I’m in different cities shooting, I try some local classes sometimes. So, whatever’s around, really. I think classes can be the most fun. And if you want to make it a social thing and you want to go with friends, then that’s the way to do it. Or if you’re a loner and you like to go off and run on your own, do that. There’s no right or wrong, exercise is exercise and it’s incredibly healthy for you and, you know, society. And it’s a positive thing, so however you want to do it, each individual to themselves.
“I’ve been to therapy in the past when I’ve had crisis moments in my life; I think it’s very healthy. I think that’s even a more acceptable attitude in America actually than it is probably back at home [in England]. I think we have to monitor our minds the way we need to monitor our bodies.”