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I have an internal protectiveness where it's like, if it comes to just me, as frightened as I am of losing someone I love or things going sour or simply being alone, there is a dark place in my brain where I'm like, It could happen and I'm okay, I'm prepared.

I have an internal protectiveness where it's like, if it comes to just me, as frightened as I am of losing someone I love or things going sour or simply being alone, there is a dark place in my brain where I'm like, It could happen and I'm okay, I'm prepared.

I hate being looked at. Can't stand it. I know, I know - I picked the wrong career. I should have been a doctor. If you play certain parts you have this nice face painted on you, and then you have feel as if you have a responsibility to this idea of being beautiful. I hate that about our business. ---->>>

I think I cry when I'm angry. I let it go that way. ---->>>

For me, horror movies are a real escape. ---->>>

I don't think you should feel guilty about pleasure. Defeats the purpose. ---->>>

I took up boxing as a fitness thing. I got obsessed, and I would go every day when I wasn't working. It's just an insane sport when you get into it.

I took up boxing as a fitness thing. I got obsessed, and I would go every day when I wasn't working. It's just an insane sport when you get into it.

I'm 40 next year and I'm very well aware that where I am now, it becomes a bit of a wilderness for actresses. ---->>>

Sometimes it's a bizarre, fairly cold, and horrifying thing to be a parent. ---->>>

I've got quite a big gay following. I played a lesbian prostitute in the TV series 'Band Of Gold' but I think my following really grew when I played one in the film 'Imagine Me & You,' with Piper Perabo. ---->>>

Nothing I do is by design. It's always the result of a happy accident. I didn't have a career plan. It has just become the way it is. It's all good fun. ---->>>

There's a perceived inverse relation between looks and talent. Look at Charlize Theron - she made herself ugly for 'Monster' and suddenly everyone said 'she's a genius.' It shouldn't be like that. ---->>>

'Lost Boys' is one of my all-time faves. I just thought it would be great to be a vampire. I remember this movie called 'Once Bitten,' which is about an '80s sort of power girl who became a vampire and was really, like, sexy. Hair like she was from 'Dallas,' shoulder pads, big earrings. ---->>>

I look at someone like Kathryn Bigelow, and I have so much admiration. She's playing in the boy's sandpit, and winning. ---->>>

As a teenager I was clinically depressed. Although I had lots of friends, I found those years very difficult. ---->>>

Does our culture have a need for violence? I don't know. I guess it's a personal thing. ---->>>

I am very much a seat-of-the-pants actor. I will prepare when I have to. But I like being unprepared. ---->>>

It's a feeling without a lid, of what you would do, physically, verbally, to protect the one thing that is your greatest love. ---->>>

Since being quite young, I've had a very strong sense of independence and survival. As a child, I was on my own two feet emotionally. ---->>>

Cersei in 'Game of Thrones' is quite solid and stiff. ---->>>

You couldn't get less royal than me. ---->>>

Getting the role in '300' saved me. I'd been out of work for 11 months after 'The Brothers Grimm.' Once the film came out and didn't do so well, the director Terry Gilliam blamed me for absolutely everything. It was pretty appalling, and I had started to wonder if I'd ever get another job again when I was asked to audition for '300.' ---->>>

It's amazing the things that you cry at. I cry when I smell my son's hair in the morning. We have a moment of peace and I'll be like, 'Ahhhh! How can you love this much?' ---->>>

There is something in the act of having tattoos done that I love. It can be quite addictive. I've got a few on my back because my friend is an artist, and a few on my arms. Every time I pass a tattoo parlour, I think, 'Maybe just a tiny one.' ---->>>

There's nothing more exciting for an actor than a chance to lose, to be someone who has lost - especially if it's someone who starts off with a veneer of control. To be broken is wonderful. ---->>>

With fantasy and sci-fi, it's based in a real fandom. You're presenting to experts, and their source material is really important to them. They'll come up and ask: 'so when you turned your head slightly in that scene, what were you thinking?' ---->>>

I worked in Tesco's staff canteen because I fancied a boy on the tills. I served him his lunch in a hairnet and tan tights. Not just that, of course - I had a lovely white onesie. ---->>>

Shooting guns is not something I would do in my spare time. I really don't understand why Americans can purchase guns so easily and why they use them for sporting purposes. ---->>>

That scene in 'The Purge' where my kids, Mary's kids, are in danger was really crazy for me, because I suddenly... I have my methods as an actor, so I went to the place of 'If somebody came near my children, with bad intent?' ---->>>

I could quite happily run a florist or a bake shop. ---->>>

I love being physical, but I am extreme either way. I can be superfit. And then I can be really lazy and ignore everything. ---->>>

I was obsessed with vampires when I was 13 or 14. ---->>>

I'm sort of like a T. rex in the world of female actresses. Every time a job is finished, I look at my car and think, 'Could I live in it?' ---->>>

A lady of a certain age must keep her top on. That's what I feel. ---->>>

'Dredd' was a weird little out-of-the-blue thing for me. ---->>>

Getting older and having kids, you learn how to become less serious about it all. ---->>>

Having the tattoo itself is not really for the end result for me. I like having them done. ---->>>

I almost never get recognised in the street. ---->>>

I carry about eight lip balms: Burt's Bees, Rosebud Salve, Eos. ---->>>

I do what I do; I can't control who thinks what. ---->>>

I don't take anything for granted. ---->>>

I don't want to be owned by anyone. ---->>>

I drink a lot of coffee. ---->>>

I find 'Chainsaw' to be a very relaxing film. ---->>>

I have a scary side of me. ---->>>

I like to keep my personal life private. ---->>>

I love the chance to train with someone like Mark Twight. ---->>>

I miss that London thing of walking outside and bumping into mates and going, 'Do you want to get a pint?' ---->>>

I think I look slightly like a horse. Hand on heart, I think I'm pretty average. ---->>>

I urge everyone - men, boys, women and girls - to join me in standing up for girls' rights with Plan U.K. ---->>>

I was never one of the cool kids who read '2000 AD.' ---->>>

I would love to work with Shane Meadows - great director. ---->>>

I'd like to play Walter White, but I guess that's been done. ---->>>

I'd love to have played Joan of Arc. That would have been amazing. ---->>>

I'm a tomboy. I used to get into a lot of fights. Don't know why - self-expression, I guess. ---->>>

I'm dreadful at schmoozing at Hollywood parties. ---->>>

I'm sad I'm not in 'The Purge 2.' ---->>>

I'm small but quite tough. When incensed, I can swing a punch. ---->>>

I've been working a long time, and mostly European films. ---->>>

I've said from day one that I've got no problem with nudity. I've done it throughout my career. ---->>>

If I was into politics, I would be rich. ---->>>

Maybe you just don't see your own beauty. ---->>>

Nothing's ever allowed to just be entertaining. We have to talk about it. ---->>>

One day I can be ecstatically up, and the next, I can feel this real blankness, a deadness almost, which is scary. ---->>>

People who never get anxious always amaze me. The world could be breaking up, and they're saying, 'Everything's fine!' ---->>>

There is always that thought that you might get stuck with a character. But there's always the notion that every character is always evolving. ---->>>

There's no snobbery in me. ---->>>

I always have scarves handy; they're my indulgence. I buy them at an L.A. shop called Lost & Found. I'll spray one with loads of my Byredo Gypsy Water perfume, put it on and be like, 'Ah, this feels good.' ---->>>

I usually bring along a bottle of kombucha, thinking, 'This will be really good for me.' But I never actually drink it. The fermented mushroom-y flavor is too intense for me. ---->>>

I'd love to do a comedy. Umm, I don't know when that will happen - maybe when I'm, like, 80 or something. But yeah, I'd love to. I'm just waiting for the right person to see my hilarious nature and offer me a comedy. ---->>>

I've never directed before, so I need to make sure that people know that I can. The movie that I've written, 'The Sophisticates,' is a... small ensemble comedy and I hope it's charming and funny. ---->>>

One day I was in school, and the next I was acting opposite Jeremy Irons. That's how quickly it happened. I was in class and then working with Sir Anthony Hopkins. ---->>>

Really, I still just think of myself as a Northerner, ultimately. It's in my DNA. I'll always have those Northern qualities. We can be mischievous. We can be bold. ---->>>

Some 'Terminator' fans are outraged that I'm playing Sarah Connor. They think I'm not muscly enough. To be honest, I'm a little tired of the comparisons to Linda Hamilton. I know she will always be the original Sarah Connor, but when people see what I bring to the role, they will look at her with new eyes. ---->>>

There seems to be great roles for women, and it's not necessarily - you don't have to be young women. Suddenly, we're realizing that, generally, women are interesting, and they can also be weird and crazy and mean. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 10-03, 1973
Birthplace: Hamilton, Bermuda
Occupation: Actress

Lena Headey ( LEE-nÉ™ HEED-ee; born 3 October 1973) is an English actress, voice actress and film producer. After being scouted at age 17, Headey worked steadily as an actress in small and supporting roles in films throughout the 1990s, before finding fame for her lead performances in big-budget films such as the fantasy film The Brothers Grimm (2005), the action film 300 (2007), portraying Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, and the adventure and biographical film The Red Baron (2008) (wikipedia)