NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) — Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer said she wouldn’t mind seeing a little more male nudity in the HBO series for gender equality’s sake, of course.
Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell in the series, says she’s finished playing parts in which she bares all, but that doesn’t mean she thinks the men on Game of Thrones should stop anytime soon.
“Well, during the first season Alfie [Allen], Richard [Madden], and several of the men got naked — although not all the way,” she told The Daily Beast. “I suppose it’s just the rules of broadcast television, isn’t it? I think Thrones has been better than your average show with the equality, but they could definitely ramp it up! Absolutely.”
“I love those women that I play that have sexual power,” Dormer added. “But I’m trying to step away from it for me, and for my artistic growth. It’s also more who I am. I’m not that woman.”
Dormer hit the big screens this week with the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. She plays Cressida.
“Women are over 50 percent of the population,” Dormer said of the setting of District 13 in the movie. “It’s one of the few films that actually represents us. What we’re aiming for in the industry is not to go, ‘Girl power! Wave the flag!’ We want to get to a place where the gender is irrelevant, because then it’s about the personality, and about the story.
“What I love about Mockingjay Part 1 is that President Coin or Cressida could have easily been played by a man, and if you look at Interstellar, the Anne Hathaway or Jessica Chastain roles would have been men years ago. I’m glad that cinema is catching up to what television has known for a while: that three-dimensional, complex women get an audience engaged as much as the men. I’m a feminist in the true sense of the word. It’s about equality,” she added.