Natalie Dormer has defended the nude scenes she did in early part of her career. The actress starred as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors before she grabbed the supporting roles of Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones and Cressida in The Hunger Games.
Dormer recently starred as the lead in psychological thriller – The Forest and told Evening Standard that she doesn’t regret the nude scenes of her early career as it ‘has paid off’.
“It means the work has paid off. First things first, I can pay the bills doing the job I love — my 16-year-old self would be very content with that. But, of course, your ambitions change. I’ve had the responsibility of carrying projects on stage and TV, so it was the next thing I had my eyes on, to prove I could do it on film.”
Dormer also spoke about her role in The Tudors, a show known for its nudity.
“When I started my career, I was grateful to get the job. People would say, ‘The Tudors was so hyper-sexualised, why on earth would you make that decision?’ Well, I made the decision because I was unemployed. I didn’t know what The Tudors was going to be, I didn’t have all 10 scripts; I’d just got a job, for f***’s sake.”
The actress believes that like real life, sex has also become an important part of reel life.
“There’s plenty of male nudity in Game Of Thrones, too. Sex is part of life, ergo it’s part of art. If you’re representing real life, then you will represent sex.”