Move over, Emma Watson. A new girl in town is taking the young-adult world by storm after winning over geeks’ hearts around the world.
Natalie Dormer could have caught your eye a few years back as the coquettish Anne Boleyn from Showtime’s ‘The Tudors,’ or perhaps you’ve seen her as Irene Adler on CBS’s ‘Elementary.’ Maybe you know Dormer best as Margaery Tyrell in ‘Game of Thrones,’ the sisterly and wise friend to Sansa Stark, graciously taking one for the team by marrying Sansa’s horrible ex, King Joffrey.
Although the second installment of ‘The Hunger Games‘ hasn’t hit theaters yet, it’s just been officially announced that Natalie Dormer will be playing the part of Cressida, a character who shows up in the final installment of the trilogy, ‘Mockingjay.’ The final book, as literary trilogy adaptations are wont to do, will be split between two installations, and it was announced by Lionsgate that Dormer will be appearing in both parts.
Very slight spoilers ahead, but if you’re anything but a spoiler purist, you should be fine!
Cressida is a director from the Capitol who follows Katniss on a dangerous portion of her journey, filming propos (propoganda spots) for the Revolution. She and her camera crew, Castor and Pollux, along with her assistant Messalla, enter the fray with the hopes of inspiring via film those in the rebellion who might be losing hope.
Cressida’s fashion seemingly bucks the tradition (or embraces it, depending on how you look at it) of Capitol residents who dye their hair ridiculous colors and embrace radical styles by having a completely bald head, tattooed with decorative vines. Then again, ‘Game of Thrones’ copped out, straying slightly from the books at the end of season 1 when Daenerys stepped into the fire and kept all her hair, so perhaps they’ll let this actress slide on this front, as well. She does have other series to shoot, after all.
The second installment of the trilogy ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is set to hit theaters on November 22 with ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ to be released on November 20, 2015.
Source: Entertainment Weekly