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Dormer: I’m in the best shape of my life

Natalie Dormer has revealed she’s still amazed that she completed the 2014 London Marathon as she displays her toned physique for SELF magazine.

The Game of Thrones star covers the April issue of SELF magazine, showing off her enviably toned physique in a sexy cut-out gown alongside the headline: Strong + Sexy.

And in the accompanying interview, the 33-year-old star revealed that while she may be fit, she surprised even herself by completing the 2014 London Marathon.

“I actually look back on it now and think, ‘F***ing hell, how did I do that?’” she told the publication.

While it’s not everyday that she runs a marathon, the actress is known for taking on physical roles, such as that of Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and the upcoming final instalment, Mockingjay – Part 2. As well as upping her exercise routine and paying special attention to her diet in order to be in top physical shape for the films, she admitted that shooting was a workout in itself, thanks to the heavy costumes she had to wear.

“In Mockingjay – Part 2, I'm basically running around in heavy armour while carrying a semiautomatic rifle. I don't know how I would have kept up with [co-stars] Liam Hemsworth or Sam Claflin if I hadn't been in the best cardiovascular shape of my life,” she divulged.

“This amazing thing happens where people come out of the woodwork. Suddenly someone in the camera department is giving you tips on nutrition, or the catering guy is giving you recipes. And everyone on-set in the morning is, like, ‘How far did you run this weekend?’ The support was really wonderful.”

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