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Julita / October 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

In her new West End role in Venus In Fur, the ex-Game Of Thrones star plays an actress auditioning for a part. “This play reminds you of the fear,” Dormer, 35, told the Standard at the press night after-party. “The moment you lose that fear that you’re not going to be employed tomorrow, then you lose your edge. You have to live in fear. You’re never home and dry as an actor. I also don’t think any actor has to draw deep to search for emotional rejection!”

Natalie at ‘Venus in Fur’ Press Night After Party held at Mint Leaf in London, UK. 17th October 2017

David Ives’s sexually charged two-hander examines issues of feminism and masochism. Dormer plays actress Vanda Jordan, who is auditioning for director Thomas Novachek, played by Oakes, for a production based on the 1870 novella Venus In Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Oakes, 34, who plays Prince Ernest in ITV’s Victoria, added: “There’s the old saying that you’re only as good as your last job. “I don’t think that’s quite right — I think you’re only as good as your next job. There’s no guarantee it’s ever going to come about, so you may as well do your last one as best as you possibly can.”

Dormer said of the play’s themes: “It feeds upon what feminism and humanism need to be in our modern society.” The actress rose to fame as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors and later won the part of the ambitious Margaery Tyrell in Game Of Thrones, appearing in five seasons of HBO’s fantasy epic. She also starred in The Hunger Games films and has written her first movie, In Darkness, with fiancé Anthony Byrne. “I suppose I am drawn to strong characters,” she said at the party at Mint Leaf, Haymarket. “I like challenges. It’s like acting gymnastics. I always choose things on a case-by-case basis.”

Venus In Fur’s director, Patrick Marber, worked with Dormer when she starred in his play After Miss Julie at the Young Vic five years ago, the last time she trod the boards. She has previously spoken about her practical attitude to portraying sex. Last year, she told the Standard: “When I started my career, I was grateful to get the job. People would say, ‘The Tudors was so hyper-sexualised, why on earth would you make that decision?’ “Well, I made the decision because I was unemployed.”

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