According to Natalie Dormer, it is not just women or female actors that are subject to objectification on screen. She believes that men are equally objectified. Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Dormer said, “Welcome to being an actress under a certain age. But, you know, there are sensitive men in the industry as well — writers, directors, producers.”
“It’s not just men against women… Actors suffer from it, too. Wasn’t there a thing about Aidan Turner in Poldark? It’s a visual medium, so to a certain extent, you get judged on the way you look. My personal experience has been to work on phenomenal jobs in which the men are objectified as much as the women.” she added.
Now 36 years old, she got her break when she was 25 years old. Talking about her role in the The Tudors, she said that she had no clue how raunchy the show would become. “People would say to me, The Tudors was so hyper-sexualised, why on earth would you make that decision?”
“Well, I made the decision because I was unemployed. I didn’t know what The Tudors was going to be, I didn’t have all 10 scripts — I’d just got a job, for f***’s sake.”
She has been scooping up good roles in big movies as well as web series. Be it Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, or her upcoming Patient Zero, she has left an impact on the audience in every character.