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

lena-headey-at-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies-screening-in-los-angeles-01-21-2016_1 - Lena Headey: ‘I’m happier now I’m older, playing women who aren’t expected to be beautiful’

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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