'Turned writer due to flawed female roles'
London: 'Game of Thrones' star Natalie Dormer has revealed that she decided to write a film because there is a lack of "fleshed out" characters for women.
In 2015, she penned her first film, In Darkness, with her partner and director Anthony Byrne. Dormer also features in the film, which released last month.
"I had no desire to get into a corset again. Why I started writing In Darkness was because there was a dearth, as I saw it, of three-dimensional, fleshed out, anti-heroines – you know, flawed female roles," she told Radio Times magazine.
Dormer revealed she had wanted to team up with Byrne for a while because she found him good at his work.
They first met in Dublin while filming The Tudors in 2007.
"I wanted to make In Darkness with him because I'd watched him for years and I was jealous of the other actors," she said.
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