I did every job under the sun from bartending to ushering to temping.

Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer

Profession: Actress
Nationality: British

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You'd have to be an idiot to say no to 'Hunger Games.'

My first time to Rome was when I was backpacking with my best friend around Europe for a month at 18 years old, so I remember that excitement of being away from home properly for the first time.

You can think what you like of Madonna - about her political choices and her PR - but you have to respect her courage not to let the critics stop her exploring her potential.

There are a lot of parallels between the historical Henry VIII and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. There's an oscillation and extremity of emotion throughout his repertoire that lends itself beautifully to the nature of Henry VIII, definitely. He will push things to the limit, and yet remain in emotional control.

Make-up is all about shading; it's about tactical application.

I'm a serial monogamist and would never dream of being as predatory as some of the women I've played. I can actually be a bit shy.

Women are over 50 percent of the population.

Travel is so important in its capacity to expand the mind. It's exciting to start as young as possible - you get to see how other cultures live, challenge your senses, and try different cuisines.

I think every actor brings something personal to a role, right?

I've always been a history lover. I've spent a lot of recreational time walking around historical castles and estates, in Britain and Europe, and so I know what the real thing looks like.

I've taken my clothes off enough in my career.

We live in one of the most complex ages for young, professional women.

Nothing is taken lightly in 'The Hunger Games.'

The most amazing set where I've shot 'Game of Thrones' is definitely Croatia, in Dubrovnik. It's such a stunning country with lots of good watersports there as well. Just a beautiful, beautiful place.