Natalie Dormer Calls ‘The Hunger Games’ a “Poignant Allegory”
British actress Natalie Dormer recently spoke with the New York Post about her role as Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones, her upcoming appearance in Ridley Scott’s project The Counselor, and her part in Ron Howard’s Rush, which opens this Friday.
More importantly for us, in the interview they also talked about her being cast as Cressida in the Mockingjay movies, and Natalie took a second to talk about the importance of the themes in this franchise:
“It’s incredible how poignant an allegory it is for what’s going on in the real world,” says Dormer of the series. “You only need to turn on the television and watch the terrible things about Syria, about a government turning on their own people.
“That’s the strength of fantasy,” she says, “whether it’s ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Hunger Games,’ where you can make a really strong statement about society without getting caught up in the constrictions of current politics.”
Sounds like she’s given this a lot of thought! What do you think about her take on the political subtext of the franchise? Comment and tell us!