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Lena Headey: ‘I’m happier now I’m older, playing women who aren’t expected to be beautiful’

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On the fact that being a woman means being judged on your looks as soon as you walk into a room:

“Yes. I’m happier now I’m older, playing women who aren’t expected to be beautiful. That pressure has gone for me. [Male] actors can be ‘interesting’, but there’s a real pressure on women to be beautiful and skinny. When I was in my twenties, and doing a lot of audition tapes in the States, a casting director told me: “The men take these tapes home and watch them and say, ‘Who would you f***?’” I’ve never played the game of going in [to auditions] and flirting; I’ve never done it.

… says the 43 year-old Game of Thrones actress.

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Livalittle
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Livalittle

But… Uh… You’re beautiful…

I love her

Aga
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I love her, too 🙂 she is an amazing woman

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Alyssa Mohino

Who would you f***
Sigh. No wonder we get the quality of movies we do these days

Annie
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Annie

She was talking about her 20s though, so this has been a thing for a while. There are great movies being released every year, they just don’t receive the attention they deserve most of the time.

Sarah
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Sarah

thats the publics fault they are stupid. thats why movies like transformers make boatloads of money. theres a small market for interesting original creative movies.

Annie
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Annie

Each to their own. I’ve never watched a Transformers movie because they don’t appear to be my cup of tea but there is absolutely no need to call people “stupid” for liking them.

Aga
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Yes, and I seriously wonder why many get 7,x or even 8 ratings on IMDb.

Annie
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Annie

Can’t wait for the new season of GoT, she’s perfect for the role of Cersei.

CarrieD
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CarrieD

Agree with everything she says, and acting must be one of the careers where sexism is expressed more openly. It must be maddening. But regardless, she IS beautiful. And Cersei is I think a character that is very clearly supposed to be beautiful. She is a good actress and is capable of making Cersei a multidimentional character but beauty is also a part of it, and since I haven’t seen her in anything else that part is a bit confusing.

Sharlane
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Sharlane

Love + respect her!

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