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Sunday 21 September 2014

Hunger Games Natalie Dormer: Stroke my head!

Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer's friends can't stop asking to touch her newly-shaved head.

The actress has undergone the drastic cut to portray Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Part 2. She had long blonde hair before and is still getting used to so much of it being missing.

"A lot of my friends ask to touch my head," she told Glamour magazine. "I just stand there and get stroked for five minutes. It's a free massage."

The 32-year-old star is pictured wearing a tight, white, lacy top in the magazine while admitting her new look has made her re-think her fashion sense. The Game of Thrones actress was determined to reinvent herself ahead of the Hunger Games shoot as she knew it was pivotal to the role, even though she was initially unsure of the look.

"It's fascinating how much of our sense of attractiveness and feminine identity is bound up in our hair. But in the Mockingjay novel, Cressida is described as having a shaved head with a vine tattoo, and I wanted to do right by the book," she explained.

"[It was] peculiar at first, but you take a deep breath and keep everything in perspective. It just takes time getting used to.

"Cutting one side of your head for a few months is not a big deal compared with what other people have to deal with in the world. Plus, hair grows back."

Game of Thrones is known for its raunchy scenes and Natalie doubts she'll ever get used to appearing nude on screen. She takes sex scenes as they come, but there was one which was so awkward it sticks in her mind.

"I knew his wife, he knew my boyfriend, and the four of us would hang out and have drinks together. But it's all pretend, just like any other part of my job," she said.

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