Natalie Dormer seems to be intent on making herself an icon in the eyes of fans of genre entertainment. Many may know her for turn as Anne Boleyn on the period drama series The Tudors, or from her small role in Marvel’s superhero blockbuster, Captain America: The First Avenger, probably if you’re already on the Dormer bandwagon, your love affair was started because of her perfecting of the art of showing off cleavage as Margaery Tyrell on HBO’s Game of Thrones though. That was a star-making turn if there ever was one.
Not content to just be adored by those of us allowed to watch all of the sex and violence on HBO, however, Dormer has just made a new career move that’s likely to bring her to the attention of a whole new generation of fans of young adult literature. According to a report from Variety, she’s the latest name to join the cast of the third installment in the Hunger Games series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters in November 2014.
According to the report, Dormer will be playing the role of Cressida, who used to be in the employ of the oppressive capitol, but who now works with the resistance forces that Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss character became a hero to in the first movie. Her job for most of the film is to follow Katniss around, take footage of her exploits, and then turning it into propaganda films. Propaganda films that are likely to lend themselves nicely to the sort of viral advertising campaigns studios like to use these days, so chances are we could be seeing quite a bit of Dormer in the promotional material leading up to the film’s release.
Her filmmaking career isn’t really the most interesting thing about the character of Cressida though. The most interesting thing is that Suzanne Collins’ original book describes her as being a bald lady who has tattoos all over her head. Is it possible that Dormer could be so into the idea of working on The Hunger Games that she would lose all of her lovely locks? Or are there going to be some changes made in translation from book to film so that she doesn’t have to do anything so extreme? You’d imagine that King Joffrey would put himself into quite the rage if he found out somebody had shaved his lovely bride’s head.