Natalie Dormer Compares Mockingjay to Real World

Natalie Dormer, who will play Cressida in the Mockingjay movies, spoke to NY Post about The Hunger Games and it’s allegorical portrayal of the real world.

Perhaps the biggest deal, though, is the role she’s scheduled to start shooting next: “Mockingjay,” the two-part final installment of the “Hunger Games” series. She’ll play Cressida, a film director who leaves the comfort of the Capitol to document Katniss Everdeen and the uprising she’s inspired.

“It’s incredible how poignant an allegory it is for what’s going on in the real world,” says Dormer of the series. “You only need to turn on the television and watch the terrible things about Syria, about a government turning on their own people.

“That’s the strength of fantasy,” she says, “whether it’s ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Hunger Games,’ where you can make a really strong statement about society without getting caught up in the constrictions of current politics.”

She also talks about her upcoming movie, Rush, which also stars Thor: Gale’s Brother Chris Hemsworth and her other upcoming projects.



Nikola Nickart’s Cressida

Nikola Nickart, who is arguably one the fandom’s best artists, has created this edit of Natalie Dormer as Cressida.  Who I must say is looking defiant!   Now that we’re finally getting some Mockingjay casting news, we can only hope Nikola keeps the edits coming as more cast members are announced–we love his work!

nikola nickart cressida

Natalie Dormer Cast as Cressida!

From the official Hunger Games Twitter, we have learned that the first casting for the Mockingjay movies has been made! Please welcome Natalie Dormer! She will be playing Cressida, the film director that records Katniss’ journey in Mockingjay. Natalie’s repertoire includes The Tudors and Game of Thrones.

Catching Fire isn’t even in theaters yet, and I’m already pumped for Mockingjay!