Lena Headey is doing great work as Cersei Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones. However, her lovely features have been scarred for her role as the big bad in the new Judge Dredd movie.
Karl Urban stars as Dredd and Headey has been talking about the feel of the film to the LA Times.
“The world [in the film] feels really British, and I don’t know if that’s because it’s so dirty and dark,” Headey said. “And it’s … violent. Just in terms of gunplay, they’re not afraid to show blood and gunshot wounds. And it’s set up in this concrete sort of shanty town — it’s shanty but they’re blocks — concrete favelas.”
She also spoke about her character, Ma-Ma.
“She’s a prostitute who then kills her pimp and takes over his drug-running business,” said Headey, “And Ma-Ma is a bit of a man-hater.”
“I think of her like an old great white shark who is just waiting for someone bigger and stronger to show up and kill her,” Headey said. “She’s ready for it. In fact, she can’t wait for it to happen. And yet no one can get the job done. She’s an addict, so she’s dead in that way, but that last knock just hasn’t come. This big, fat, scarred shark moving through the sea and everyone flees and she’s like, ‘Will someone just have the balls to do it? Please?‘”
The main question now is will the Pete Travis directed film be any good?