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Please Don't Ask Natalie Dormer How It Feels to Look Like Kermit's New Pig Girlfriend

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Just as it’s a good rule of thumb to avoid asking women what they’re reading while they’re, uh, reading, it’s a good idea to avoid asking Natalie Dormer how it feels to look like a fictional pig when she’s, uh, a human.

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During a Game of Thrones panel at New York Comic Con this week, an audience member took the mic and asked:

I want to preface this by saying you’re a fantastic actress...I ask this question really humbly and with no disrespect. A lot of people have noticed you bear and almost uncanny resemblance to Kermit the Frog’s new girlfriend. How do you respond?

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In a wonderful display of restraint, Dormer laughed it off and gave the audience member a lengthy response, telling a story about how she once asked showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss to rewrite a scene in which Margaery tells a story about being teased for having a “ski slope nose.” Dormer suggested they reference her “piggy nose” instead, as it was something she actually went through as a child.

Says Dormer:

I was bullied at school and I used to get told I have a piggy nose. I’ve got big nostrils, my whole family does. It’s a burden that we bear. So when I saw that Kermit’s got a new girlfriend, I thought maybe I’m a bit responsible...I’d already made the comparison to my nostrils with a pig, so I can’t really argue about it then.

But despite Dormer’s thorough response, it’s probably a good idea to never approach someone and say, “No offense, lady, but how does it make you feel to know people are saying you look like a pig?” It’s just bad form.


Contact the author at bobby@jezebel.com.

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charlotte29
Charlotte29

Fuck that guy. Natalie Dormer is fucking beyond stunning. I consider myself pretty firmly heterosexual but she is the only woman who has ever made me go “Hmmmmm...”