Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer has learnt to take bullying in her stride.
The 33-year-old actress has revealed she was teased as a child for having "pig nostrils".
The similarity between herself and The Muppets star Kermit's new girlfriend Denise, picked up by fans, was not lost on the actress either.
At New York Comic Con, Natalie admitted, "When I saw Kermit's new girlfriend, I was like 'Maybe I'm a bit responsible for that'."
"There's a scene in season three where I'm walking on all the cliffs with Sansa, and I'm telling her how I was teased as a young girl for my nose," Natalie shared. "I asked in a dinner with David (Benioff) and Dan (Weiss), 'Please, can you put in a line about a pig nose? I was bullied at school, I used to get told I had pig nostrils.' I said, 'For my own demons, it would be sticking two middle fingers up to the bullies of my childhood.' "If you watch the DVDs, you'll see me oinking backstage (in outtakes)...I brought up the pig subject myself."
Natalie insists she's not offended by the similarity between herself and The Muppets star. "I've already made the comparison of my nostrils to a pig, so I can't complain (about Denise)!"