Natalie Dormer Transforms From Game of Thrones Princess to Hunger Games Rebel: See the Pictures of Her Tough Girl Look

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Natalie Dormer is used to wearing long gowns on HBO's Game of Thrones and she is relieved by Cressida's relaxed wardrobe for The Hunger Games Murray Close

The lady wears the pants in The Hunger Games!

Natalie Dormer is used to wearing elaborate gowns as Lady Margaery Tyrell on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but the tough girl wardrobe she gets to sport as Cressida in the upcoming Mockingjay – Part 1, in theaters on Nov. 21, is a welcomed changed.

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“I’m usually in long silk gowns and heels, so it felt liberating to be running around in pants with a semiautomatic rifle!” Dormer, 32, told Us Weekly.

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Natalie Dormer plays lady Margaery Tyrell on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBO

Another style twist she was anticipating? A break from Lady Margaery’s voluminous updos. Cast as a rebel videographer with all intent to take down The Capitol, Dormer gets to rock an edgy haircut. Fun fact: The look was initially supposed to be a full buzz cut. “I was like, ‘It’s hair! It’ll grow back,'” she tells Us. “But the director changed his mind.”

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