28 September 2012

Famous Quotes-VS-What Would Cersei Say #3 + Awesome Artwork

What would Cersei say...
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Check out this awesome artwork of Jaime, Cersei, and Tyrion Lannister done by Zenzmurfy! It was inspired by George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels.

Many thanks goes out to you, Zenzmurfy for sharing your work. You are cool beyond measure!
To see more of his artwork, visit his gallery at DeviantArt.com.
26 September 2012

Game Of Thrones Season 3: Lena's Back To Work

Sept. 26: Here's a quick video of Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, David Benioff, and D.B. Weiss arriving in Dubrovnik, Croatia to start filming the third season of Game of Thrones.

Hmm, is that a yoga mat in Lena's backpack? No wonder she looked so good in that black Armani gown at the Emmys!
Sept. 27: Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Aidan Gillen arrived on set of third season Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Hmm...stair climbing in heels, a corset, and that dress... Another clue as to how Lena managers to look so fit! And the lady sitting on the bench watching Lena, I can hear her laughing from here! She's saying, "I feel your pain, sister. But, You Go Girl!!"
(The person who had this bright idea, should be shot! Or better yet, dress them in the same outfit and make them walk up those steps 50 times.)

You can follow DubrovnikTV on YouTube and Twitter.
24 September 2012

2012 Emmy Awards: Results

No award wins for the Game Of Thrones actors this year. BUT... Lena Headey... Holy Wow!!! 'nough said!

(Lena wore a beaded black gown with a lace overlay by Giorgio Armani, and Penny Preville jewelry. Hair by Celebrity Hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins.)

After receiving two nominations this year, Game Of Thrones went home empty handed from the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, which aired on Sunday Sept. 23, 2012.
The awards breakdown:

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (WINNER)
*Peter Dinklage won it in 2011.

Outstanding Drama Series
Homeland (WINNER)
*Game Of Thrones was also nominated in 2011 but Mad Men won.

Game Of Thrones did clean-up at the Creative Arts Emmys, which was held on Sept. 15. The show was nominated for 12 awards and won 6, more than any other program.
2012 Creative Arts Emmy Wins:

Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series - 2012
Outstanding Costumes For A Series - 2012
Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) - 2012
Outstanding Special Visual Effects - 2012
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series - 2012
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour) - 2012

Last year, the 2011 Emmys, Game Of Thrones won a total of two awards; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Peter Dinklage & Outstanding Main Title Design.
17 September 2012

Airlock Alpha 2012 Portal Awards Winners

(Lena Headey as Cersei & Maisie Williams as Arya)

This past weekend, Airlock announced the winners of their 2012 Airlock Alpha Portal Awards and Game Of Thrones nabbed 4.

*This is Lena Headey's second Portal Awards win, last recognized for her work as Queen Gorgo in "300" in 2007.*

*Maisie Williams has captured two Portal awards this year. Williams, who turned 15 last April, is the youngest actress since the Portal Awards started in 1999 to win Best Supporting Actress/Television.*

Best Young Actor

BEST SERIES/Television

The winners were announced Sept 16 via Airlock's podcast, Alpha Waves Radio.

In June, Game Of Thrones received 9 nominations: Best Series/Television, Best Actor/Television for Peter Dinklage, Best Actress/Television for Lena Headey, Best Supporting Actor/Television for Aidan Gillen, Best Supporting Actress/Television for both Michelle Fairley and Maisie Williams, Best Young Actor for both Maisie Williams and Jack Gleeson, and Best Episode/Television for episode 15 "The Ghost of Harrenhal".

source: AirlockAlpha.com
14 September 2012

Lena Caption: GoT Cersei & Robert - Scenes from a Marriage + EW.com's EWwys Award Winner

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Plus:EWwy's 2012 Winner for Best Supporting Actress, Drama is...
All hail the Queen!
Fun fact: First-time winner Lena Headey was also a nominee in the inaugural 2008 EWwys for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones — 38.71%
Kristin Bauer van Straten, True Blood — 26.15%
Erika Christensen, Parenthood — 15.01%
Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy — 11.22%
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire — 8.92% 

source: EW.com
13 September 2012

Lena Wallpaper: 20 Years in Show Business

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Lena started her acting career 20 years ago. Her first movie, 'Waterland' was released in UK theaters on August 21, 1992. Her latest movie is 'DREDD'. It opened in UK theaters on September 7, 2012.
9 September 2012

Short Film: The Devil's Wedding

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Finally, the 'The Devil's Wedding' video surfaces!!

A year ago, Michael Wood posted 'The Devil's Wedding' on Vimeo.

So, thanks a bunch, Michael! You are Awesome!!! I've been wanting to see this short for along time and couldn't find it anywhere.
'The Devil's Wedding' (2009), stars Pip Carter as the Devil, Lena Headey as the Bride, Stephen Graham as the Hotelier, and is narrated by Jamie Foreman.
Lena is also one of the executive producers and Michael Wood is the cinematographer.

*Discovered this vimeo upload from a post on Tumblr made by oui-cherie. Many, many thanks to you for unearthing this video and sharing it with the rest of us!!!
7 September 2012

Lena Headey: 'There’s something cooler about the geeks’

Click on The Telegraph to check out another cool Lena Headey interview, this one written by Ed Cumming.
...she seems relaxed about fantasy fans, a famously dedicated bunch, obsessing over Cersei. “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 enjoy that, because the battle is over the interpretation, and they’re more interested in the character than they are in you. There’s something cooler about the geek.”
After you've read the whole interview, head over to WiCnet and vote for Lena in their, 'WiCnet Awards Season Two: Best Actress' poll.
6 September 2012

Lena Caption: GoT - Keeping The Bloodline Pure

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Yes, I know. File this one under Eww, gross...

FYI: For anyone keeping track...
Game Of Thrones won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form. It beat out Captain America: The First Avenger, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Hugo, and Source Code.

The Hugo Awards reward science-fiction and fantasy works and achievements in multiple categories on multiple mediums (TV, movies, novels, short stories, etc). The results were presented at: Chicon 7, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 3, 2012.
5 September 2012

Lena Interview in The Irish Times

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Check out this excellent Lena interview by Tara Brady for The Irish Times titled: 
'I Couldn't Be Less Queenly In Real Life'

“Nothing I do is by design,” admits a cheery Headey. “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. It’s learning. I don’t think of the background when I am reading stuff. I don’t think about genre. If I like a character, if it intrigues me, that will be the reason that I jump in.”
  “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 am finally getting back into being fit. I love being physical when I am working. There is something visceral about that. I get a kick out of that. Cersei in Game of Thrones is quite solid and stiff. So it’s great to move when you can.”
  “I am very much a seat-of-the-pants actor. I will prepare when I have to. But I like being unprepared. Being too prepared doesn’t work for me. Sometimes it’s fulfilling. There are days you walk away and say, ‘Well, I did everything I could.’ But I am still terrified every time they say action. There is a part of me that lacks self-confidence. I couldn’t be less queenly in real life.”
“Our designer is amazing,” says Headey. “By the time I put on the wig, the corset and the belt that squeezes out your lungs, I’m already uncomfortable and slightly angry.”  {the Game of Thrones' designer.}

To read the entire article click here:

Its a good informative interview but I did notice a mistake. When talking about Lena's tattoos, Tara Brady writes that Lena has, "the actor Jason Flemyng’s name in Thai on her wrist". That's not true. Lena had his name in Thai on her upper arm. Then later had it covered. She has the name Loughran tattooed on her wrist. And since that is also her son's name, there's no real reason to have it covered, right? 
4 September 2012

DREDD News from around the Web

Click on e-cartelera to check out their exclusive clip of a quick on-set interview with Lena as DREDD's Madeline “Ma-Ma” Madrigal.

Then head over to Hello Magazine and check out this interview with Karl Urban. He also talks about working with Lena and Olivia Thirlby.

And for more Lena, go to SciFi Now and read the interview: "Dredd isn't trying to please anybody, it's just raw" says Lena Headey by James Hoare.
 “What appeals to me is people who are broken in some way, who are facing either giant challenges, or are not quite equipped to deal with living in their environment – who aren’t fully functional. There’s something really intriguing about being broken, you know?”
Plus: Here's a DREDD Motion Comic Featuring Ma-Ma's Backstory.
And here's the cool comic: DREDD MA MA   And if you're pissed that Lena didn't get an Emmy nomination for making Cersei AWESOME! (because I know I am!) be sure to stop by EW.com for their "5th Annual EWwy's Awards for the Emmy-Snubbed". Lena is nominated in the Snubs in Drama: Best Supporting Actress category. Voting starts today, Sept. 4. Polls will remain open through Sept. 13. Winners will be announced Sept. 14.
2 September 2012

DREDD: Latest Ma-Ma Badassery Pics

Lena Headey as Madeline “Ma-Ma” Madrigal in the new 'DREDD' movie.

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The movie stars Karl Urban as Judge Dredd, Lena Headey as Madeline "Ma-Ma" Madrigal and Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson. It opens in UK theaters on the 7th of September and in US theaters September 21st.
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