Natalie Dormer: I’m used to pig comparisons
Natalie Dormer was bullied at school for having “pig nostrils”.
The Game of Thrones actress, who plays Margaery Tyrell on the US TV show, opened up about her appearance during a chat at New York Comic Con on Thursday (08Oct15).
Images were recently released of The Muppets star Kermit the Frog’s new girlfriend Denise – his rebound after splitting from Miss Piggy.
Many fans were quick to point out the similarities between Natalie and Denise, but the actress insists she’s heard it all before.
"When I saw Kermit's new girlfriend, I was like 'Maybe I'm a bit responsible for that,’ ” Natalie told the crowd, according to Entertainment Weekly magazine.
Natalie has starred in shows including The Tudors and Elementary, as well as in adventure film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
It is her role as Margaery in HBO series Game of Thrones though that has really put Natalie on the map.
The 33-year-old British actress added in her Comic Con appearance that she even asked the show’s writers to include a reference to her nose in a previous episode.
"There's a scene in season three where I'm walking on all the cliffs with Sansa, and I'm telling her how I was teased as a young girl for my nose," Natalie said.
"I asked in a dinner with David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss], 'Please, can you put in a line about a pig nose? I was bullied at school, I used to get told I had pig nostrils. I said for my own demons, it would be sticking two middle fingers up to the bullies of my childhood. If you watch the DVDs, you'll see me oinking backstage... I brought up the pig subject myself."
Despite the comparisons between herself and Denise, Natalie insists she is not at all offended by the likeness.
"I've already made the comparison of my nostrils to a pig, so I can't complain [about Denise]," she added.
- Cover Media