Lena Headey Talks ‘Dredd’ and Shows Off Her Scars in New Interview

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John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra's revered comic strip, Dredd, is about to be brought to life in a sci-fi action adventure movie of the same title. The film stars Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby with Lena Headey, who you might recognize from HBO's hit series, Game of Thrones.

In an interview with The LA Times, Headey talks about taking on the role of Madeline "Ma-Ma" Madrigal in Dredd.

She's a prostitute who then kills her pimp and takes over his drug-running business. And Ma-Ma is a bit of a man-hater.

-- Lena Headey

Sounds scary, but it looks like Ma-Ma's got the guts (and the scars to prove it), as you can see from the still that was included with the interview.

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. 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?'

-- Lena Headey

Dredd will be released in 2D and 3D on September 21st.

Article by Hazel Chua
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