Mockingjay‘s Natalie Dormer Spills Some Secrets (And Tells Some Lies) About The Upcoming Films


Natalie Dormer as Irene Adler on Elementary (L) & as Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones

Natalie Dormer as Irene Adler on Elementary (L) & as Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones (R)

The first Mockingjay film won’t be out until 2014, but you can catch Dormer in The Counselor which opens this weekend. The film not only gave Dormer a chance to play opposite Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz, but also an opportunity to play a role written for the screen by Cormac McCarthy. The film is different from most crime thrillers because of the renowned author’s unique flair and unsettling dialogue.

The script’s uniqueness appealed to the stage-trained Dormer, who compared McCarthy’s linguistic flair to that of acclaimed playwright Harold Pinter.

“It’s the same kind of concept,” she said, “that the language or the syntax of the sentence jars slightly and it makes you feel as an audience member, slightly uncomfortable, and you can’t put your finger on it. And as an actor it’s very useful. You don’t really need to put to many layers of decoration on what you’re doing, you just need to speak the words, because the text is doing it for you already, so it’s a very interesting observation for you to make and it’s a testament to McCarthy’s writing.”

Dormer may not be planning on leaving her seductive roles on Elementary or Game of Thrones behind anytime soon, but she’s definitely looking ahead to different kinds of roles.

“I love Margaery and will continue to play Margaery, but something like The Hunger Games, to me, is hopefully a departure from just like the femme fatale sexy minx type character,” she explained. “I mean, I’ve I’ve enjoyed that [sexy] pigeonhole very much and the likes of working with Brad Pitt and Chris Hemsworth and so forth. I’ve enjoyed that very much, but it’s kind of time for me now to move on.”

The Counselor is in theaters now.

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Scholastic, HBO & CBS]

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