Actress Natalie Dormer is the April cover story of SELF magazine. She talked about her roles in both The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones with the magazine.
Check out the cover and outtakes in the gallery here.
On filming 12-hour battle scenes:
“In Mockingjay—Part 2, I’m basically running around in heavy armor while carrying a semiautomatic rifle. I don’t know how I would have kept up with [costars] Liam Hemsworth or Sam Claflin if I hadn’t been in the best cardiovascular shape of my life.”
On simultaneously preparing for her first marathon, the 2014 London marathon:
“I actually look back on it now and think, F—ing hell, how did I do that?
“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.”
On life after GoT:
“Every actor, wherever they are on the hierarchy, gets put in a box to a certain extent. And isn’t it wonderful when people like Matthew McConaughey can turn around and go: ‘You thought I was this, but look what I can do!’ You have to start challenging people’s perceptions of you, and the perceptions you have of yourself, really.”
Read the full story here.