Arriving at the SAG Awards on Saturday night Game of Thrones‘ actress, Natalie Dormer had a surprise for everyone: her newly, half-shaven head! In a move that seems to becoming all the more popular for actresses – Anne Hathaway for Les Mis, Karen Gillan for Guardians – Dormer committed herself to the role of Cressida for The Hungers Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2 by shaving off half her hair.
Dormer’s character, Cressida is a former resident of the Capitol and a documentary filmmaker who follows Katniss’ as she becomes more political and plays a larger role in the rebellion. She’s described as having “a shaved head tattooed with green vines,” but as you can see, Dormer and director Francis Lawrence chose to only shave half her head.
To Entertainment Weekly, Dormer said,
It’s been hidden for 3 months. It happened back in October. I was, you know, waiting for the right moment. I’ve never shaved my head before. My man has his head shaved, so… I’d rub it and think, ‘This is gonna be me!
Francis Lawrence, the director of Mockingjay, and I discussed it and I took the job on the premise that I would possibly [have to] shave my whole head. I’m actually really pleased that we went halfway because I think it’s more the Capitol… and that’s where Cressida comes from. She comes from the Capitol, so she’s got a stylized thing going on and now she’s turned rebel. I think it’s right for the character.
It was a bit weird lying in bed for the first few nights. [One] side feels normal, [the other] side doesn’t feel so normal against the pillow, hats fit differently.
The asymmetrical look is definitely very Capitol, and I hope they don’t skip on the green vine tattoos. With only half her head shaved those tattoos will make for a very striking look. But what of GOT? Will we see Margaery Tyrell sporting the half-shaven look? No. Definitely not. Dormer’s luscious locks on GOT are not her own anyhow, but the result of one fabulous wig.
What do you think of Natalie’s new hairdo? Fitting for her Mockingjay character? Do you imagine we could actually see this style become in vogue?