Natalie Dormer Says She Has ‘No Regrets’ About Doing Nudes Scenes

Natalie Dormer is proud of her work, included the nude scenes she’s shot, and she believes it’s her willingness to take risks that has gotten her where she is today.

“It means the work has paid off,” she told ES Magazine. Dormer first found fame as Anne Boleyn on the hypersexual historical drama The Tudors.

When confronted with people questioning her choice to participate in nude scenes, Natalie has a very grounded answer for them.

“Well, I made the decision because I was unemployed. I didn’t know what The Tudors was going to be, I didn’t have all 10 scripts; I’d just got a job, for fuck’s sake.”

Since The Tudors, Dormer has landed roles in The Hunger Games films as well as Game of Thrones, another show infamous for it’s flagrant nudity.

“There’s plenty of male nudity in Game of Thrones, too. Sex is part of life, ergo it’s part of art. If you’re representing real life, then you will represent sex,” the actress said.

Now, the 33-year-old is looking to take the next step, and be more decisive when choosing projects, including more big-screen roles.

“First things first, I can pay the bills doing the job I love — my 16-year-old self would be very content with that. But, of course, your ambitions change. … I’ve had the responsibility of carrying projects on stage and TV, so it was the next thing I had my eyes on, to prove I could do it on film.”