The general consensus on both sides of the pond is that English charmer Natalie Dormer rules. Neiman Marcus , Wilshire Blvd. Neiman Marcus, see above Natalie Dormer is on a pool terrace overlooking Los Angeles, doing what can only be described as the happy dance.
But then she stops, cocks her hip, and scrunches her lips into a mischievous little pucker that edges up on one side. Dormer has very large, bright blue eyes that somehow loom larger in that instant. She just arrived via London, where she lives, from Serbia, where she filmed her frst honest-to-goodness lead role in a supernatural horror flm called The Forest.
Over three frantic days there, she will promote roles in The Hunger Games: At 33, Dormer somehow finds herself in two of the biggest pop culture sensations of our time. Hunger Games and Game of Thrones attract so much frenzied analysis and commentary that they are international events. Game of Thrones, which this year received a whopping 24 Emmy nominations, will once again simulcast across more than countries when it returns next year, and the three Hunger Games films alone have grossed over a billion dollars worldwide.
Dormer, who frst appeared in Mockingjay Part 1, was the number-one choice to play Cressida, the propaganda film director whose scalp ripples with vine tattoos. The more you watch her, the more you want to know. Barneys New York , Wilshire Blvd. By the time another costume project, Game of Thrones, came along, Dormer might as well have stitched herself permanently into a corset.
Helena Bonham Carter has spent more time in a corset than I have. What Americans tend to forget is that I can carry a semiautomatic weapon and run around in jeans and t-shirts, too. But it is the character of Margaery Tyrell on Thrones that is her greatest creation.
The boy king, Tommen Baratheon, played by Dean Charles Chapman, made Margaery his queen— with all the carnal clutching and gasping such a royal union involves on a show like Thrones. Chapman is 17 but playing 12, an age gap that set off a Twitter storm even though the hook-up was mostly implied viewers saw the couple waking up in bed without their clothes, and there was a brief kiss.
Dormer finds the fuss a little irritating. Dormer treasures her privacy, which is partly why she stays off social media. They watched me struggle financially. She also appeared in a campaign on behalf of Plan UK , which works to eliminate forced underage marriage and female genital mutilation around the world. Whether future roles will involve bodices and bustles remains unclear. But Dormer will be okay no matter what happens. Dormer looks out to LA, her eyes glimmering, as that confdent, cryptic facial expression returns.