Game Of Thrones’ Lena Headey talks Dredd

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Game Of Thrones star Lena Headey talks about her character in the forthcoming Judge Dredd movie. Dredd is in cinemas 7 September 2012.

Dredd Lena Headey

Dredd Lena Headey
Game Of Thrones' Lena Headey plays vicious mob boss Ma-Ma Madrigal in Dredd.

Speaking to the LA Times, genre favourite Lena Headey (Game Of Thrones and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) described her character Ma-Ma Madrigal in Peter Travis and Alex Garland’s forthcoming Judge Dredd movie Dredd as, “a prostitute who then kills her pimp and takes over his drug-running business, and Ma-Ma is a bit of a man-hater.

“I think of her like an old great white shark who is just waiting for someone bigger and stronger to show up and kill her. She’s ready for it. In fact, she can’t wait for it to happen. And yet no one can get the job done. She’s an addict, so she’s dead in that way, but that last knock just hasn’t come. This big, fat, scarred shark moving through the sea and everyone flees and she’s like, ‘Will someone just have the balls to do it? Please?'”

Dredd is in cinemas 7 September 2012, and is definitely a far more low key affair than the previous effort.