Natalie Dormer Has Some Interesting Truths to Tell About Nudity on 'Game of Thrones'

It's not another spoiler, but we'll take it.

Natalie Dormer
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The last time Natalie Dormer/Margaery Tyrell gave an interview, she spoiled Game of Thrones season six (opens in new tab) like it was NBD. Since then, she's probably been warned to keep her mouth shut good, but in this new profile in the Evening Standard (opens in new tab), she still manages to sneak in an *intriguing* bit about nudity on the show.

"You learn to navigate it," she said of her earlier roles, like playing Anne Boleyn on The Tudors, which livened up history with more hot sex than was probably accurate. "I've never come across a director, or a co-star, who's disrespectful or insensitive about it. You can only take it on a case-by-case basis…There's plenty of male nudity in Game of Thrones, too. Sex is part of life, ergo it's part of art. If you're representing real life, then you will represent sex."

True, true. In the same vein, she also talked about how The Hunger Games brought equality of a different sort to the big screen.

"The money men now know that it's not going to damage their revenue to have a fully fleshed-out, three-dimensional female in the lead. Like, hello, guys? It doesn't hurt to write for 50 percent of the population. But, you know, it's not just the film industry. It's a society problem—we just have the platform to talk about it in our industry."


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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.