29 December 2009

300 prequel news

Before wrapping up this 2009, while waiting for HBO to make a decision on Game of Thrones, there's some news coming from Frank Miller, the creator of the graphic novel, on which the blockbuster of 2007, 300, with Lena as Queen Gorgo was based. The LA Times reports that Miller has completed a new graphic novel, which should be a prequel to 300 and should be titled Xerxes, from the name of the Persian King. Here's an excerpt from the article:
The Zack Snyder film, the highest-grossing March release ever, was based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel about King Leonidas and his doomed army of Spartans; Miller is preparing a follow-up now titled Xerxes, which begins about 10 years before the events of 300, and Snyder has expressed interest in it as a film property as well. “It’s the battle of Marathon through my lens,” Miller said Wednesday. “I’ve finished the plot and I’m getting started on the artwork.”

Zack Snyder is interested in directing this prequel, but  nothing is known about the cast and since the prequel should focus on the Battle of Marathon - fought by the Athenians against the Persians, led by King Darius - is not highly likely that  the story will feature Lena's Queen Gorgo and Butler's Leonidas at all, as the Spartans didn't really take part to this battle, but let's just wait and see, everything is possible...
The IMDB already has a page for this movie, for more info you can also read articles on the MTV news blog and MovieGoods blog. Well for sure a 300 prequel without Lena doesn't look so interesting :P And speaking of 300 check out this very short interview with a cute and funny Lena!


23 December 2009

Happy Holidays!

Nothing better than a sweet video of Lena to spread the Lenaholiday cheer! Check this out Lena Headey's Wishtory from YouTube:




And then there's the most Lenalicious Christmas gift ever, my dear friend SVgal's fabulous Holiday Greetings Lena video. Thank you for this lovely video!!!




Happy LenaHolidays everyone!!! :)
18 December 2009

Tell-Tale news and new vids

It's definitely Christmas time as there's a great gift for all your Lenaholics out there: a dvdrip of Tell-Tale is available online, just do a quick search and you'll find lots of links ;o)
Unfortunately this probably means the movie will have a dvd release only, it won't make it to theatres then... too bad! But at least we can now watch Lena's latest effort :))
And if you haven't already, check out the video page for new Imagine Me & You vids ;))
Happy Holidays!!!
13 December 2009

Brief updates

Small update on Game of Thrones, although it's just a rumour for now, Winter is Coming reports that Bear Mc Creary, a name familiar to all TSCC fans, is interested in working on the score for this series! Here's what he had to say about it:
"Yeah, I’m aware of that series. It would be fun to score, wouldn’t it? Well, some vocal fans would always make any attempt easier.
[...] Well, I certainly did tons of Arabic inspired music on Battlestar Galactica, Medieval and Renaissance would be fun I guess, although harmonically that music is pretty limited. But, no one from Game of Thrones is banging down my door at the moment, so don’t anyone get their hopes up here."
I love the TSCC soundtrack, this would be a bit different, but it would be definitely great if he should get involved in the project. HBO come on, go for it!!
Talking about TSCC fabulous soundtrack, check out my friend SVgal's channel on YouTube to watch some amazing TSCC vids based on Bear's music :)
On a less 'serious' note, if you were wondering what the Lena's Holiday cocktail looks like, here's a picture that a member of the Sarah Connor Clan found on the internet.
11 December 2009

Interview for AfterEllen ('06)

This is an interview dated February 2006 and featured on the AfterEllen site, which has some good material on Lena. It's mainly focused on IMAY again and Lena's lovely and fun as usual!

It's a rare thing when a small British independent film gets picked by not one but two major studios (Fox Searchlight in the U.S. and Universal in the U.K.). Even rare when the movie is about two girls falling in love — but Imagine Me & You  has managed just that.

I caught up with the beautifully frank Lena Headey (Luce) as she shared her thoughts on love, her career, and her partner in crime — and lesbian icon — Piper Perabo.

AfterEllen.com: How did you get involved in making Imagine Me & You?
Lena Headey: Same as always really. I met Ol [Parker, the director/writer] and did the worst audition ever! I don't know why, I think it might have been because I wanted the part so much. I hadn't felt that way about a project in a long time.

AE: Which scenes did you have to read?
LH: I read the scene where they're on the hill and a couple others. I walked out thinking — f--- I did that really well in my bedroom this morning and this was really bad! When he called and said do you want to come and do it I was like yeah!

AE: You'd worked on The Cave with Piper. Did that help you guys create the chemistry that comes across in Imagine Me & You?
LH: [big smile] I genuinely really love Piper, I think she's bright, funny and smart. We definitely got on. I think that by being thrown together sort of made our friendship. She left [the set of The Cave] two weeks before me. That was the longest two weeks ever! I remember crying! I was like “oh no, don't leave me!”

But when we got back from the shoot which was really wet and in Romania, we were on the phone to each other saying: “Look I've got food, it's amazing!”

AE: So did you find out that you both got the part on Imagine Me & You while shooting The Cave?
LH: We were talking about Imagine Me & You and she said she was up for it, I said, “So am I!” And when we got it, we were like, “There you go, we get to do something proper! Instead of running around in these things!”

AE: Imagine Me & You is a first in its genre in that the girl gets the girl, no one dies or turns straight again, and the characters in the film are much more realistic than those you normally see in a romantic comedy.
LH: Yeah, I think what strengthens it is that Piper doesn't sort of go, “Now I'm a big lesbian!” It's just that she's fallen in love. And I like that Luce is steady and makes no excuse for who she is, “that's who I am” kind of thing. I love that about it. When I was doing press in America I was asked if I thought Luce was repressed [pulls a silly face]! I really don't. She's just stuck, she can't do anything. She can't run in and shout “I love you!” I was actually really shocked at that comment, you know!

AE: What has the press thing been like in the US?
LH: New York was a trail of journalists coming into a room with questions like [puts on an American accent], "Do you think that Brokeback Mountain made way for this movie?" [Pulls a face, as do I.] And I was like, "Um, well, probably maybe I'd say there is no relation at all!" There was a lot of that!

AE: Did you get to do any press with Piper? What were they asking you?
LH: Yeah, that was great. I don't think they knew what to make of us. We've had journalists saying, "Oh my God! How do you find playing a gay woman? Don't you think it may ruin your career?"
Piper and I would look at each other [pulls a face again]. There were secret laughs and secret evils.

AE: Especially since Piper was in Lost & Delirious at the beginning of her career! Did she tell you all about being adored by women?
LH: We didn't discuss it really. I mean I was in Band of Gold years ago playing a lesbian and I would get lots of girls coming up to me asking if they could take me out. I was like, "Wow!"

AE: I understand that for Band of Gold you trained with a dominatrix. How was that?
LH: I really liked her. I was really shy and found it incredibly awkward. I was really young at the time and so I started thinking, "I'm in love with her, I want this sort of job!" It was quite sad too. She never made eye contact with any of us. She was very cut off but very warm at the same time.

AE: Out of all the roles you have done, which are you let's say the most proud of?
LH: I think in terms of proud, I'd have to say The Brothers Grimm, 'cause I didn't kill myself! A personal triumph! But I think Aberdeen is the one. It still gets to me that it never got released in the U.K. I read it and thought, "Wow, this kind of material never comes my way. I'm never given this sort of thing."

AE: You play opposite two great actors, Charlotte Rampling and Stellan Skarsgard, did you know right from reading the script that you had to be part of this project?
LH: I met Hans [Petter Moland, the director] and went, "I have to do it!" He asked if I really liked it. And I said, "I love it, I've slept with it under my pillow, I've read it every day! I know I can do it." He went away for three months, all the time staying in touch. Telling me they want me to do it with Drew Barrymore, they're giving me a bigger budget. But then after a while he dismissed all that and said, "It's yours, you start in a month!" It was an awesome experience.

AE: Have you seen Madonna's video for Hung Up? Do you think you guys influenced her with your dancing sequence!?
LH: [chuckle] I think, yes, definitely! She saw it in the U.S. and thought, "Oh, I have to use this, and wear a really scary leotard as well!" We were influential!

AE: The debate at the heart of Imagine Me & You is whether love at first sight is a myth or a reality. What do you think?
LH: I think it's real. The truth is, you can fall in love — for me anyway, men or women like you — it's whether you follow through to the end, to its natural end, or not. It does happen.

Interview by Jennifer Kilchmann
9 December 2009

Interview with Lena on IMAY ('06)

And old but interesting interview with Lena where she talks about Imagine Me & You and lots of other stuff like The Brothers Grimm, London, Hollywood, etc. From the British Telegraph.

Flower girl of Primrose Hill

In her latest film Lena Headey plays a florist who has an affair with a customer - a woman. Is this Britain's answer to 'Brokeback Mountain'? No, she tells Clemency Burton-Hill, it's just a love story


In a pub in Primrose Hill, Lena Headey is reliving the horror of her first-ever men's magazine shoot. 'I lasted all of about two seconds,' she explains, 'pouting and trying to look sexy, before descending into giggles.' The session took place a few hours ago. Back in her preferred uniform of scruffy jeans and Converse trainers, Headey jokes about her refusal to wear the skimpy underwear the stylist was hoping for - 'I was like, no way! Give me the boy shorts!' - and confesses she found the experience 'traumatising'.

Given that this 32-year-old British actress has been in the business since 1992 (the producers of Waterland spotted her in a school play, aged 17), the fact that she has avoided such photo shoots until now reveals much about her attitude towards the business. 'Well, yeah,' she concedes. 'I haven't exactly courted publicity. I guess the dream is to have both a long career and a normal life.' It's with a degree of stealth, then, that Headey has become one of the busiest and most respected young actresses on both sides of the Atlantic (without so much as a red-carpet antic or strategic seduction of a famous co-star). The director of her latest film describes her as 'fiercely intelligent, warm, funny, beautiful, a complete natural', while studio bosses at Miramax wanted her so badly for the lead in last year's The Brothers Grimm that they famously overrode director Terry Gilliam's choice of Samantha Morton for the part. Headey, ever modest, refuses to elaborate on this story, which sent industry gossip-mongers into a frenzy. 'Look, as far as I was concerned, I went to an audition, got a part and turned up on set. I just wanted to work bloody hard in that role; I had no idea what had gone on behind the scenes.'

Working hard is something that Headey believes passionately in. After starring in blockbusters (she recently wrapped on Warner Bros' upcoming Spartan epic, 300) and low-budget indies alike (including the critical success Aberdeen, for which she won Best Actress at the 2001 Brussels European Film Festival), she seems to prefer the indies. 'Oh, God, yes. I've had a good time on those big jobs - on 300, for example, the director Zack Snyder was just such a brilliant man, and there were no egos. People worked long hours without complaining. But, generally, on smaller films there's a better atmosphere: it's more collaborative; people work much harder; the whole thing tends to be more rewarding.'

Her most recent film, and the one we're here to talk about, was apparently one of the most rewarding of her career. 'I loved every second of it', she grins. A charming, bittersweet British comedy from first-time writer-director Ol Parker, Imagine Me and You trespasses on Working Title territory to explore the messiness and magic of love at first sight. Headey plays Luce, a north London florist who unwittingly wreaks havoc on Hector and Rachel, a beautiful, seemingly perfect, couple, when one of them falls in love with her after she provides the flowers for their wedding. Conveniently timed to coincide with the post-Brokeback fascination with portrayals of homosexual romance, our expectations are confounded when we discover that it is Rachel, not Hec, who has fallen helplessly for Luce's charms.

Headey's excitement at getting the part had nothing to do with the prospect of pushing social boundaries. 'I think the Americans have been a bit disappointed there aren't more issues here', she muses. 'But, really, it's just a quirky, honest, painful and brilliantly written little story about two people who fall in love, completely out of the blue. That's why I wanted to do it.' So this is not The Lesbian Flower Girl Movie, then, any more than Brokeback Mountain should have been The Gay Cowboy Movie? 'No! 'It's not a gay movie. It's just a movie. It's about love and human relationships, and responsibility, and guilt … and, most of all, it's about timing.' When I ask her if she believes in its premise - namely, that you can catch someone's eyes across a crowded room and everything can turn upside-down - she looks horrified. 'Of course!' she exclaims. 'Life would be pretty rubbish without that possibility wouldn't it?'

Headey met Parker years ago on Loved Up, a film he had written for BBC2; 'Ol is a genius', she declares. Appealing, too, was the thought of shooting in London after a long stint in Romania. 'I'd just spent three months in the freezing cold, being chased around in a wetsuit, eating disgusting food, so the idea of working at home on a film like this? Yeah, that had a certain appeal.' Yet another draw was the chance to work again with Piper Perabo, the American actress who plays Rachel (delightfully) to Lena's Luce. Perabo had been the only other female actress on the Romanian movie, and the two became firm friends. 'It was wicked to work with Piper again,' says Headey, although when I suggest that the chemistry between the two girls is one of the film's most compelling aspects, she pulls a funny face. 'Hmm, maybe. I have to admit, it was very weird, snogging such a good mate.'

Most of the action takes place a stone's throw from where we're sitting, in glorious Primrose Hill and its environs. Impressively for a first-time director, Parker managed to assemble both a superb cast - including Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie, Anthony Head and Sue Johnston, whom Headey says she 'worships' - and a great crew. The director of photography Ben Davies, for example, has created one of the most breathtaking cinematic portraits of London I've ever seen. 'I know,' she laughs. 'I watched the film and was like, wow, where's that? That looks like a great city. Love to live there.'

Of course, she does live there. Moving to Los Angeles would probably help her career, but I doubt it would suit the straight-talking Headey. On the issue of pressure to conform to a certain body shape, for example, she is refreshingly candid. 'When actresses say they aren't bothered about it, that they don't diet, or whatever, that's bullshit. Everybody in Hollywood is under that kind of pressure: you just can't, and don't, escape it.' Headey has a tight group of friends, almost none of whom are in the film business. 'I'm so lucky,' she admits. 'I've got such, such good people in my life.' Although, she is coy about the vintage diamond sparkling on her ring finger, she will admit that her fiancé, too, has nothing to do with the industry. 'We met at a wedding, actually,' she says with a wicked twinkle in her eye. 'Luckily, he wasn't the groom.'

Interview by Clemency Burton-Hill

7 December 2009

Imagine Me & You on Italian tv :)

I'm very pleased to announce this to the Italian Lenaholics, we've had a fair amount of Lena movies lately, I'm really glad and now it's finally the turn of Imagine Me & You!!! Same channel as The Cave, a bit later (hope you don't have to wake up too soon on the next day)... It's gonna be on Italia 1, thursday 10th at midnight (vampire time), after Grey's Anatomy. So perfect time to share a video with clips from the movie and Sarah Mc Lachlan's song I Love You.




And here are some trailers, US version and international version, they're slightly different:








Imagine Me & You, giovedì 10 dicembre Italia 1, a mezzanotte.

3 December 2009

Lena cocktail?!

Ok, there's not much to talk about these days, but I've found this article; apparently someone working on the set of TSCC spoke to Lena about the perfect cocktail and it turns out he made a cocktail in her honour, check it out:

"Anyway, she [Lena] was once describing her dream cocktail, one that some London Barman had attempted to make her. 'It would have Pear and Cucumber and lot's of vodka of course. And something else ...' Her charming English accent drifted off into contemplative silence. I, of course, was up for the challenge and tonight you can walk into the Allston Yacht Club (1320 Echo Park Ave LA 90026 213.481.0454) and get yourself a Lena's Holiday. It is our best selling drink."
And here's how to make it:

LENA'S HoLIDAY
Makes 1
Peel, seed and chop 1 hothouse cucumber. Put in a blender with a knob of peeled Ginger and 2 cans of Pear Nectar (like Kerns). Blend and strain. Makes enough for about a dozen drinks.
2 oz Vodka
1 oz St Germain (Elderfolower Liquer)
2 oz Pear/Cuke blend
Shake with Ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

So this Lena-inspired drink became their best selling cocktail, if you happen to be at that place you can try it out... :-P
1 December 2009

Links

Lena Headey Fan Sites

 
Imagine Me and You Fansite

 Lena Headey Source
★ Chemistry-A Piper & Lena Fansite
★ Lena Headey German Fansite
★ The Lena Headey Archives
★ The Sarah Connor Society

Lena Headey Fan Forums


★ 
Lena Headey Fan Forum

★ Lena Headey Italian Fan Forum
★ The Sarah Connor Clan Forum

Update on Game of Thrones

Hope you've recovered from the big news of the last days, which by the way hasn't been confirmed... although it would be pretty weird now if it wasn't true!
Anyway if you're interested in Game of Thrones you might want to check out the wrap up party pics that the very author of the book has just published on his blog...
You won't find Lena though as most likely she wasn't there at all, and all her scenes had already been shot in Scotland and Northern Ireland. 
Moreover in a message in reply to this post, as the Westeros website reports, Martin's partner pointed out that HBO's final decision about the pilot may occur late March... that means a longer waiting than expected, we'll have to work on patience... because it's indeed unlikely that we'll see the start of the series for January 2011.
"Hang in there baby" will be our motto then:-P

26 November 2009

Breaking news on Lena!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was just thinking about the lack of news about Lena these days, then I've read this on the Westeros.org website today... make sure you're sitting, cause this is huge news: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena's co-star in Game of Thrones, has been interviewed by a Danish tv news site and speaking about the shoot he just dropped this bomb (:-P):

Q: How was it like to work together with an international star like Lena Headey?
A: It was a really good experience. She’s really cute and smart - and she’s also a lot of fun. She was also pregnant during filming, but not so far along that you could see it clearly. But she had to have a stand-in in a nude scene with me

Lena is pregnant!!!! OMG!!!!! I just find it a little untactful maybe of the actor to just mention this thing as it were no big deal; since nothing came officially from Lena or anyone else, she probably wanted to keep the thing private a while longer... I don't know, but well since now it's out there, congratulations to Lena and Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!! What a gorgeous and badass mom this baby will have!!!! Feel free to comment on the news if you like :o)
20 November 2009

TSCC Behind the Scenes

Since there are not many news (*sighs*), let's take a look at some interviews and  behind the scenes on the set of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on the videos page. This special took place during filming of the third episode of the second season of the series. Lena's interview, who was not on set, is in the second segment, it's part of an interview featured on the website of the German channel Pro7, you can find the full interview here (check out Lena's face expression at the very beginning, so cute and funny!! Makes me lol :D). Enjoy!
18 November 2009

Dvd news

The dvd of the movie Tell-Tale will be released in Germany on the 28th of January.  There will be two versions, a shorter version and the extended x-rated version which will feature about 4-5 minutes more for a total of 89 minutes. You can already pre-order the dvd at different online stores and the dvd will be available for rental on the 17th December, so for anyone living in Germany the wait is almost over.  This is definitely good news, since now we have a release date for this movie, but being the dvd released so soon in Germany it means it's won't probably make it to theatres over there. 
So let's just wait and see then what happens with the movie overseas. 
Other dvd releases news: St. Trinian's with Colin Firth, Rupert Everett and Lena as Ms Dickinson will be released in the US on January, 26th.
And Season Two of The Sarah Connor Chronicles is currently out on dvd in the UK. 

16 November 2009

Game of Thrones wrapping up

Shooting for the pilot of Game of Thrones is almost done, the crew and the author are currently filming the last scenes in Morocco. Probably though these scenes do not include the entire cast, so Lena might as well be already back in Los Angeles. So until March there are not going to be many updates about this pilot, which will go to post production and then be viewed by HBO executives.
Let's hope for the best then. Recent speculation has it, that if everything goes well, filming of the first season might begin next summer, so the series could air maybe at the beginning of 2011... seems like a really long wait!
For now let's just keep fingers crossed ;)

10 November 2009

The Cave

Why a post on The Cave? For anyone who lives in Italy, since the movie in which Lena stars alongside friend Piper Perabo will air on the Italian tv channel Italia 1 on Saturday 14th at 22:55. This is a somewhat epic movie, only for the fact that Piper and Lena met on the set of this flick and became close friends, so it kind of paved the way for the wonderful Imagine Me & You... :-P But if you ask the girls they're not to thrilled to be reminded that they were in that movie, check out this interview tidbit: 
Q: So you two met on “The Cave…” 

PIPER: Why do you have to start there? You want to talk about “The Cave”?  We choose not to even acknowledge the fact that we were in “The Cave.”
LENA: We were injected.  And we woke up in a cave.
PIPER: No, it helped.  Don't you think it helped?
LENA: No.
PIPER: I mean, I wanted to do some good acting with Lena.
LENA: We actually wanted to speak to each other.
PIPER: Yeah, we were like, “do you want to run some dialogue?”  Before we go jumping into caves?  

You can read the entire interview here. They're also asked about The Cave in the interview for Imagine Me & You featured on the US dvd edition that you can find here.
Now it's time they show Imagine Me & You too... not that I haven't seen it already a million times but still it's lovely to have Lena on tv! And just a few days ago the same channel aired 300! :o)
9 November 2009

News updates

The rights for distribution in the USA and Canada of  the movie Tell-Tale, of which you can see a poster and a trailer in the previous post, have been acquired by Genius Products and Alliance Films, as the sites Screen Daily and Bloody Disgusting reported today, so the movie should be out soon.
As far as the other project Lena is involved in, Game of Thrones, there's an interesting article at the Tower of the Hand website in which the author gives us reasons to hope that the series not only will be picked up but also sets out to be one of next seasons tv big success. Meanwhile shooting continued in Northern Ireland, precisely at the Castle Ward, as Winter is Coming reports. A fan took a sneak peek at the location, filming had already been done, but he could take a look at some of the stuff used for filiming, some of which used for Lena's character, Queen Cersei. On Thursday the author will move to Morocco and the crew possibly with him, though the scenes that are to be filmed in Morocco may not feature all the cast.
8 November 2009

HBO decision on GoT by March

There haven't been any big news regarding Lena Headey in the past few days, but about the pilot she's working for, we learned through Martin himself, the author of the books the pilot is based on, that HBO will make a decision on whether or not to produce an whole series out of it in March at the latest. Though some reports say it's unlikely that they'll decide before that. He reported that during the books signings in Belfast a couple of days ago (you can see a video here). There are also rumours that there might be a 2 seasons order from HBO right away if the pilot gets greenlit, though this news has to be taken with a pinch of salt, since these days, as we learned from TSCC, "no show is ever safe", so better take one step at a time and hope for a first season. I haven't read the books so I don't know if Lena's character, Cersei Lannister, will be in every season, but I also prefer not to investigate that yet, as it would be too spoilerish;-P
Also from the Winter is Coming blog we learn that shooting in Northern Ireland will go on til lapproximately the 11th of November, so just a couple of days more and then the production moves to Morocco. So far locations for shooting have included Doune Castle in Scotland, the Tollymore Forest Park, Cairncastle, Castle Ward and the Paint Hall (Belfast, for some of the interior scenes) in Northern Ireland, check this page for pics.
On a side note, maybe you've also noticed that Lena's IMDB profile has been updated with a picture, finally! The site does look different so maybe it's because of that or maybe because of a possible further boost of popularity thanks to the buzz around Game of Thrones... ?!
4 November 2009

Tell-Tale Poster and Trailer

A new poster for Lena's latest movie Tell-Tale has been recently published, apparently the movie is still seeking for distributors in the USA. Shock till you Drop reports: "A Tribeca Film Festival entry, Tell Tale is a film without a home. Even with Ridley and Tony Scott on board as producers, this loose take on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" still awaits a U.S. release even though it has shored up distributors all over the world. What's the problem - the movie isn't good. It's silly and dry.
Nevertheless, a domestic one-sheet has been whipped up showcasing stars Josh Lucas, Brian Cox and Lena Headey. Lucas plays a man who gets a heart transplant which puts him on the path of a murder mystery."
Here's the new movie poster:



There's also a new trailer in which you can see more of Lena than in the  clip previously released. Lena plays the doctor that takes care of the daughter of the protagonist's (Josh Lucas), who eventually falls in love with her. Let's hope we'll see this movie soon...


3 November 2009

Small update on Game of Thrones

A very small update from the Winter is Coming blog, fan at the signing in Belfast with author George R.R. Martin and part of the cast (not Lena! :-P), reported this: "We also heard that Lena Headey is doing great work as Cersei and her performance was nailing the character from the books superbly."
I had no doubt she would nail the character, how great an actress she is! Can't wait to see her!!!
2 November 2009

Lena Headey Quotes

  • “Working in film lets me travel, which is one of my passions. I like to visit remote places and see real people.” 
  • "For every film I’ve always relied on an ability to access real feelings. I don’t know any other way. That’s probably why some directors think I’m too intense."
  • "I feel like my career has been like an elastic; I've almost had the big breakthrough role so many times and then been back to where I started. I've given up thinking, 'This is it,' as it makes you dizzy, so I'm just going to do what I do and if things happen then they happen."
  • "I'm ambitious, but I don't necessarily equate success with being a huge Hollywood star. The dream is to have both a long career and a normal life." 
  • From Bruch with Bridget: - Bridget: "So, this is a hard hitting interview. I want to know first: How come you are so awesome?" - Lena: "Awww, that's nice. Um, I was just born awesome."
  • "The cinema for me is such a therapy. Even a silly movie- the lights go down and for that hour and a half you’re kind of lost. I love that. And to give people that experience- movies that move you, or make you laugh, or scare you, it’s just such a joy." 

    Filming continues in NI

    Since the filming of the Game of Thrones pilot moved to Northern Ireland there have been less updates, as filming locations are more secluded than in Scotland. Filming nonetheless continues, a new pic has leaked of a guard's costume, which you can see over at the Winter is Coming blog. So unfortunately there are no particular news on Lena, but while we wait for more juicy details (hopefully!), you may click here to read what G. R. R. Martin had to say about the casting of our favorite actress.
    31 October 2009

    Happy Halloween!

    Halloween, time for some horror vids featuring a freaky and funny Lena :)
    Click here to see 'em!
    30 October 2009

    Filming in Scotland

    Filming for the Game of Thrones pilot has started at the Doune Castle, in Scotland on the 24th of October and later moved to Northern Ireland, where they're currently shooting scenes from the prologue.
    Fans that visited the Doune Castle reported at Westeros.org spotting Lena "wearing a very elaborate gown and an orante headdress" and also from Twitter we learned that "Lena Headey (with hair dyed blonde) was at Doune, looking absolutely beautiful... "

    No pics have leaked from the set yet, but this really cool fan made poster shows how Lena could look like as Cersei.

    Lena in Game of Thrones

    After Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles prematurely wrapped up (damn! If you want though you can support the fight for a Season 3 or a dvd movie) Lena is sticking to TV and joined the cast of Game of Thrones, which is an adaptation of the books by George R. R. Martin. Lena is going to play yet another royal character (after the tough Greek Queen  Gorgo in 300) Cersei Lannister, the Queen of the House of Lannister, married to King Robert with a secret affair with her twin brother Jamie.
    The news about her being cast was confirmed on September, 1st by the Chicago Tribune.

    They're currently shooting the pilot episode in Scotland and Northern Ireland, other locations should also include Morocco.

    Updates on the pilot shooting can be found here.

    More news and details coming up...
    29 October 2009

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