Why Natalie Dormer thinks HBO should ramp up male nudity on Game of Thrones

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Nov 26, 2014

As Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones -- and you can say the same thing about her role as the very seductive Anne Boleyn on The Tudors -- Natalie Dormer uses seduction to pretty much get what she wants.

“I love those women that I play that have sexual power,” she said in a recent interview with The Daily Beast. “But I’m trying to step away from it for me, and for my artistic growth. It’s also more who I am. I’m not that woman.”

The actress also discussed all things hair and wigs (she sports one on the hit HBO fantasy series -- which definitely comes in handy since she had to shave half her head for her role as Cressida on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), the inspiration for her portrayal of Margaery, the season-four scene she asked Dan Weiss and David Benioff to change, and the ever-present question of equal-opportunity nudity on the show.

When Dormer, who says in the interview, "I'm a feminist in the true sense of the word. Its about equality," was asked about HBO’s “boobs mandate” -- their words, not ours, but that pretty much sums it up -- and the fact that a lot of viewers would like more, erm, you know, male nudity (just to be polite about it), here’s what she said:

Well, during the first season Alfie, Richard, and several of the men got naked—although not all the way. I suppose it’s just the rules of broadcast television, isn’t it? I think Thrones has been better than your average show with the equality, but they could definitely ramp it up! Absolutely.

Do you agree with Natalie Dormer? Would you like to see Game of Thrones finally ramp up the quota on male nudity for the upcoming seasons? Do you believe HBO will ever get the memo?

(via The Daily Beast)

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