Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer shaves head for Mockingjay role
Did Margaery Tyrell get a hair makeover?
“It’s been hidden for 3 months. It happened back in October. I was, you know, waiting for the right moment,” Dormer told EW of her new ‘do, which she got in preparation to play Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. “I’ve never shaved my head before. My man has his head shaved, so… I’d rub it and think, ‘This is gonna be me!’”
In the book, Cressida is described as having “a shaved head tattooed with green vines.” Does that mean Dormer is going to go full cue ball?
The actress says she was committed to doing “a full Anne Hathaway” to play Cressida.
“Francis Lawrence, the director of Mockingjay, and I discussed it and I took the job on the premise that I would possibly [have to] shave my whole head. I’m actually really pleased that we went halfway because I think it’s more the Capitol… and that’s where Cressida comes from,” Dormer said. “She comes from the Capitol, so she’s got a stylized thing going on and now she’s turned rebel. I think it’s right for the character.”
Dormer — who has said that the key to playing her Game of Thrones character is the wig — said adjusting to her new hairstyle was relatively easy.
“It was a bit weird lying in bed for the first few nights. [One] side feels normal, [the other] side doesn’t feel so normal against the pillow,” she explained. “[And] hats fit differently.”
—Reporting by Carrie Bell
HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series A Song of Ice and Fire.