Quotes by Lena Headey

I drink a lot of coffee.
- Lena Headey
I have a scary side of me.
- Lena Headey
There's no snobbery in me.
- Lena Headey
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I don't take anything for granted.
- Lena Headey
For me, horror movies are a real escape.
- Lena Headey
If I was into politics, I would be rich.
- Lena Headey
I like to keep my personal life private.
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I don't want to be owned by anyone.
- Lena Headey
You couldn't get less royal than me.
- Lena Headey
I almost never get recognised in the street.
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Maybe you just don't see your own beauty.
- Lena Headey
I was obsessed with vampires when I was 13 or 14.
- Lena Headey
I could quite happily run a florist or a bake shop.
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I'm sad I'm not in 'The Purge 2.'
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I do what I do; I can't control who thinks what.
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I'm dreadful at schmoozing at Hollywood parties.
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I find 'Chainsaw' to be a very relaxing film.
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I think I cry when I'm angry. I let it go that way.
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I love the chance to train with someone like Mark Twight.
- Lena Headey
I would love to work with Shane Meadows - great director.
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I was never one of the cool kids who read '2000 AD.'
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I've been working a long time, and mostly European films.
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Cersei in 'Game of Thrones' is quite solid and stiff.
- Lena Headey
'Dredd' was a weird little out-of-the-blue thing for me.
- Lena Headey
I'm small but quite tough. When incensed, I can swing a punch.
- Lena Headey
I carry about eight lip balms: Burt's Bees, Rosebud Salve, Eos.
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A lady of a certain age must keep her top on. That's what I feel.
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I'd like to play Walter White, but I guess that's been done.
- Lena Headey
I'd love to have played Joan of Arc. That would have been amazing.
- Lena Headey
I don't think you should feel guilty about pleasure. Defeats the purpose.
- Lena Headey
Nothing's ever allowed to just be entertaining. We have to talk about it.
- Lena Headey
Sometimes it's a bizarre, fairly cold, and horrifying thing to be a parent.
- Lena Headey
Getting older and having kids, you learn how to become less serious about it all.
- Lena Headey
I think I look slightly like a horse. Hand on heart, I think I'm pretty average.
- Lena Headey
Having the tattoo itself is not really for the end result for me. I like having them done.
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Does our culture have a need for violence? I don't know. I guess it's a personal thing.
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I am very much a seat-of-the-pants actor. I will prepare when I have to. But I like being unprepared.
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I'm a tomboy. I used to get into a lot of fights. Don't know why - self-expression, I guess.
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As a teenager I was clinically depressed. Although I had lots of friends, I found those years very difficult.
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I've said from day one that I've got no problem with nudity. I've done it throughout my career.
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I urge everyone - men, boys, women and girls - to join me in standing up for girls' rights with Plan U.K.
- Lena Headey
One day I can be ecstatically up, and the next, I can feel this real blankness, a deadness almost, which is scary.
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I miss that London thing of walking outside and bumping into mates and going, 'Do you want to get a pint?'
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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.
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I love being physical, but I am extreme either way. I can be superfit. And then I can be really lazy and ignore everything.
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I look at someone like Kathryn Bigelow, and I have so much admiration. She's playing in the boy's sandpit, and winning.
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It's a feeling without a lid, of what you would do, physically, verbally, to protect the one thing that is your greatest love.
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People who never get anxious always amaze me. The world could be breaking up, and they're saying, 'Everything's fine!'
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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.
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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.
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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?'
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
- Lena Headey
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.
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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.
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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.
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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?'
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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.
- Lena Headey
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.
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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.'
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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.
- Lena Headey
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.
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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.
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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.
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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?'
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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.'
- Lena Headey
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?'
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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.
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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.
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'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.
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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.
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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.'
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