Natalie Dormer on Jennifer Lawrence and Katniss Everdeen "There are not enough role models like her"
Natalie Dormer spoke with Marie Claire UK recently, and had a few lovely things to say about Jennifer Lawrence, Katniss Everdeen, and working with some of her biggest inspirations on the Mockingjay set:
Believe the hype about Jennifer Lawrence. She is blazing a trail for her generation and she is everything that her reputation predicts – boyant, fun, full of energy, and that filters down from the top. It was the same with [executive producers] David Benioff and DB Weiss on Game of Thrones. If you have strong leaders, in any working environment, it trickles down.
Katniss Everdeen has worked wonders for women. It’s wonderful that a strong, three-dimensional female character – whose personality isn’t always palatable - has had the box office reaction that she’s had. There are not enough role models like her. You could argue that TV is leading the way with interesting, multi-faceted female roles with shows like Veep, American Horror Story, Girls and Orange is the New Black. That can happen with film too. Look back to all the classic Hitchcock thrillers. We just need a renaissance.
My inspirations? It would be impossible to choose just one. My first job was with Jeremy Irons. Then there was Ridley Scott, Ron Howard, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrleson – I was shooting with him when I was in the middle of watching True Detective and it took everything I had to stop myself pestering him with questions about it. Oh and Julianne Moore – such a talented actress. I’m like a magpie, I take a little something from everyone I work with.