Natalie Dormer: ‘This year marks my new chapter’

Actress Natalie Dormer thinks 2016 represents a new phase of her career.

The 33-year-old star is most famous for playing Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones, but also starred in The Hunger Games movie franchise.

She can soon be seen taking on the main role in upcoming psychological horror movie The Forest and is thrilled her acting ability is seeing her land leads.

“I feel really lucky,” she told Total Film magazine. “I’m part of two incredible ensembles casts, with The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones, and now 2016 is all about me exploring my own projects as a leading female. I feel really lucky I’m being given opportunities like The Forest and about how the rest of my 2016 is starting to shape up. It feels like a new chapter, a new phase of my career.”

The Forest tells the story of a woman who embarks on a terrifying journey when she enters Japan’s Suicide Forest in an attempt to find her twin sister.

Natalie plays both Sara and Jess Price in the movie, but has less than fond memories of the shoot.

“My memory of The Forest is kind of like waking up the day after, where all the days merge into one and you don’t know what day you’re in anymore,” she added. “It’s either one memory, or it’s like 37, of standing in a forest in the dark, trying to negotiate the cold and the mosquitoes – which seem like they should not be in the same place at the same time – running around and screaming a lot. I have that recurring memory because it happened a lot.”

Natalie is fast becoming one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. One of the aspects she loves most about her job is that her filmography will live on well after she’s gone.

“Actors kind of cheat,” she laughed. “We do live forever – everything we put down on celluloid or digital will exist after us. I like to do the work, and it will live on way after I’m gone.”

– Cover Media