Natalie Dormer is an English actress, who, after making her debut in 2005, gained mainstream recognition two years later courtesy of her role as Anne Boleyn on The Tudors. For her performance on the show, she has been nominated for Best Performance at the Gemini Awards. After appearing on the British shows The Silk and The Fades, she once again earned widespread prominence for her role as Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones. Simultaneously, she played Irene Adler on the TV series Elementary. As a movie star, she’s best known for her role as Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Her latest movie is The Forest.
Natalie imposes focus and self-discipline when it comes to her acting career and taking care of herself. Aside from eating clean and healthy, she engages in workout sessions on her own as she doesn’t have a trainer. In an interview, she said: “I don’t have a trainer. I’m entirely self-regimented… I place high demands on myself. After all, if you want to do something, do it properly, else what’s the point?” The actress also said that she’s the kind of person that gets excited when there’s physical exertion involved. Being on Hunger Games also motivated her to work harder. After 12-hour days of shooting battle scenes on the film, the actress would still work out at night, either by running outdoors or exercising at the local gym.
In 2014, Natalie even finished a marathon. Sharing her experience, she said: “If you’ve run 26.3 miles, you go, “Holy f***, my body can do that! That’s amazing!” So it puts this superficial thing of, “Oh, I wish my waist was an inch slimmer’ into perspective.” Basically, the actress is still feeling amazed of how her body can keep up with all the physical exertion her roles in movies and television entail. She was noted for saying: “I don’t know how I would have kept up with Liam Hemsworth or Sam Claflin if I hadn’t been in the best cardiovascular shape of my life.”