Lena Headey

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Quotes (10)

  • Lena: I was 17 when I got my first job. I had not gone to drama school. I was lucky and just fell into it. I was asked to audition for a film when I was 17 and did that.

  • Lena: [when asked if she always wanted to be an actress] Yeah, but it's strange - I did, and I do, but directing is now hugely interesting me as well.

  • Lena: You can't take anything for granted for a second otherwise you trip up. More than anything, I believe life is all about timing. I know certainly every situation in my life has been like "why now"? and it's a test or a beautiful moment. That's why life is so gorgeous.

  • Lena: [on if The Brothers Grimm was a very difficult shoot.] Yes it was. I have to say when I left that job I didn't know if I wanted to be in this business. It really made me feel like that.

  • Lena: I feel like my career has been like an elastic; I've almost had the big breakthrough role so many times and then been back to where I started. "I've given up thinking, 'This is it,' as it makes you dizzy, so I'm just going to do what I do and if things happen then they happen.

  • Lena: I'm kind of a binger when it comes to staying in shape, one good month, one bad month. So I took up boxing in clubs in south London. I found a tiny gym over a pub, and I fell in love with it. A former boxer runs it, and he's teaching me to spar. I wear a head protector and a chest protector. It demands stamina and strength, and it's really incredibly noble as a sport. I haven't gone to the bouts yet, but I'd like to.

  • Lena: [about the cuisine in Czech Republic when shooting Brothers Grimm] We were in Prague, so the catering wasn't that amazing. If you liked your scrambled eggs lukewarm and discoloured, then it was fabulous..

  • Lena: I'm ambitious, but I don't necessarily equate success with being a huge Hollywood star. The dream is to have both a long career and a normal life.

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Trivia (36)

  • Lena give birth to her son Wylie Elliot Loughran on March 31, 2010.

  • Lena's favorite books are When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice For Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön and When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman.

  • Lena provides the voice for the character Callista Curnow in the video game Dishonored.

  • Along with being an actor, Lena is also a producer. She produced a short film named The Devil's Wedding.

  • Lena made her television debut in 1992 on the BBC show Screen Two in the episode titled The Clothes in the Wardrobe.

  • Lena has a younger brother named Tim.

  • Lena claims shooting The Brothers Grimm was so difficult that she considered quitting acting after that.

  • Lena believes in love at first sight.

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