Shout out to the clipper-happy groomers at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay who shaved half of Natalie Dormer’s head for her role as “bad-ass” documentarian Cressida. (She’ll be in both finale installments.) She didn’t mourn very long for her lost mane before moving, she says, into “Phase ‘Rock It Out.’” In other words, despite her milkmaid face and her rosebud mouth - usually fridge magnet askew - the buzz-cut gives her a “shitload of attitude.” Which is good because that’s kind of her thing.
The recovering tomboy and adrenaline junkie lives like the kind of action-movie lead she hopes to be someday. She’s currently training for the London marathon, would rather you NOT open difficult jars for her, thanks, and picked up a scuba diving addiction after filming an underwater crash scene at some “post-Iron Curtain leisure center” (her words) in the Czech Republic. “I love going out of my comfort zone. I LIVE to go out of my comfort zone,” she says. Obviously, you have quieter years than others - you don’t go jumping out of a plane every day.”