Lena Heady looks nothing like she does playing Queen Cersei in Game of Thrones and gets all scarred up for her role as villain Madeline “Ma-Ma” Madrigal in the new Judge Dredd movie.
Madrigal was conceived as a much older character, in her 70s or older, but Headey won over Alex Garland, the screenwriter and a key engine of the project, to the idea of a middle-aged woman who has logged a lot of city miles.
“She’s a prostitute who then kills her pimp and takes over his drug-running business,” said Headey, whose acting credits include Queen Gorgo in “300″ and the title role in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” “And Ma-Ma is a bit of a man-hater.”
Headey said she came up with the image of a sullen and cynical predator to help her find an entry point to the role.
Things are actually looking promising for the Karl Urban Judge Dredd movie, and let’s be honest, it can’t be much worse than the Stallone Judge Dredd outing, which I have to grudgingly admit to enjoying!