GAME OF THRONES star Natalie Dormer has said she would consider playing a female version of the Doctor if DOCTOR WHO ever decided to change the gender of its star Time Lord — but only provided the script is there.
While doing press for her current film, The Huger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Dormer said:
“For me it’s always about the script. It has to be real human beings, contradictory, flawed, complex, multidimensional characters. It can’t just be concept, you know? ‘Female James Bond’ — CONCEPT. It has to have quality in the writing of real human psychology.”
I applaud Dormer for being all about the script. So far, 90 percent of those advocating changing the Doctor to female all line up behind the idea “Why not?” Since it’s possible, those fans believe the show should change the Doctor’s gender. But to me, doing it just because the show can smacks as the very definition of a “gimmick.” Just doing it for the novelty would be short-term ratings bait.
I believe there needs to be a reason to do it that goes beyond “It’s a great gimmick.” What’s the story? Why does the Doctor need to be female?
I am all for Dormer portraying a Time Lady — but does she have to become the Doctor? How about a new character? She could be a rival or friend of the Doctor from university. (That certainly was an interesting class they had — the Doctor, the Master and the Rani all in the same year? Wow.
One thing is certain: Dormer would look terrific in the period clothing the Doctor usually wears…
The latest promotional poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 is a (genuine) tease: It only depicts the back of franchise heroine Katniss Everdeen!
Yes, Jennifer Lawrence is facing away from the camera. Her character is only identifiable by her trademark bow & arrows and braided hair (which is now pitch black, like her leather warrior ensemble).
HBO’s GAME OF THRONES returns for its fourth season tonight, and the network has released a slew of big photos to promote the premium-cable event.
Brienne of Tarth
Margaery and Brienne
Mother of Dragons
Tyrion Lannister and Lord Varys
Tune in to HBO tonight at 9 p.m. ET for the season premiere.
British actress Natalie Dormer showed up at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards with half her head shaved for her role as Cressida in this fall’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 and next year’s Mockingjay — Part 2.
As a fellow head-shaving enthusiast, I think the absolutely gorgeous Dormer looks even sexier with this shorn style!
“The hair department was very supportive,” Dormer said on the SAG red carpet. “I was ready to do the whole head but we decided it was more stylistic — more Capitol — just to do half the head.”
This week’s GAME OF THRONES did clear up one thing for me: I’d always wondered about: the origin of that strategy of telling three different people three different stories in order to uncover a mole. Apparently, it originated with Tyrion Lannister, way back in… well, whenever the show is set.
Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) is determined not to lose his head the way the previous Hand of the King did, so after dispatching the captain of the city guard last week, he set out to ferret out the mole in the Small Council by giving Pycelle, Varys and Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen) a nugget of information about marrying off young Myrcell Baratheon (Aimee Richardson) to various lords. Pycelle (Julian Glover) went running to Cersei (Lena Heady) with the plan for her daughter, and so Tyrion had his mole, and tossed him into a black cell.