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A collection of kickass quotes by Lena Headey on love, friendship, fitness, movies, anger, beauty, life, work and Hollywood.

48 Kickass Lena Headey Quotes

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actor, Voice actor

Born On: October 3, 1973

Born In: Bermuda

Because of her portrayal of Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, English actress Lena Headey has become part of a select group of performers who have received widespread hate for a role they had done. Most of the times, she accepts it as a compliment to her performance. However, sometimes, she becomes irritated by it. She has been acting she was 17 years old and has millions of admirers all over the world. Besides acting, she is interested in expressing herself through body art. She is a single mother of two children and is a vocal advocate of animal rights as well as LGBTQ rights. Here is a collection of kickass quotes by Lena Headey on love, friendship, fitness, movies, anger, beauty, life, work and Hollywood.

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.

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.

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.

Lena Headey

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 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.

Lena Headey

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?'

Lena Headey

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.

Lena Headey

People do seem to think that I'm going to be some wicked witch, and then they're always surprised to find out I'm just a little clumsy nerd.

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.

Lena Headey

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?

Lena Headey

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.

Lena Headey

It's always weird the thought of taking your clothes off in front of 20 people and then to have it projected in front of many more.

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

The more you love something, the worse you tend to audition. If you don't really care about something, you kind of nail it.

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

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.

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

Freedom isn't free at all, that it comes with the highest of costs. The cost of blood.

Lena Headey

I hate being looked at. Can't stand it. I know, I know - I picked the wrong career.

Lena Headey

I'm just going to stay single forever. I could never live with anybody ever again.

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

It's not socially acceptable to be a complete and utter manipulative cow.

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

I carry about eight lip balms: Burts Bees, Rosebud Salve, Eos.

Lena Headey

Shooting guns is not something I would do in my spare time.

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

I enjoy what I do and it's a great way to live your life.

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

Cersei in Game of Thrones is quite solid and stiff.

Lena Headey

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

Lena Headey

As a child, I was on my own two feet emotionally.

Lena Headey

I do what I do; I cant control who thinks what.

Lena Headey

I almost never get recognised in the street.

Lena Headey

For me, horror movies are a real escape.

Lena Headey

I have a playlist of farts on my phone.

Lena Headey

I dont want to be owned by anyone.

Lena Headey

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?'

Lena Headey

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

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.

Lena Headey

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.

Lena Headey

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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