Actress Talks Dredd Role
Sarah Connor Chronicles and Game Thrones star about her role in the upcoming Judge Dredd reboot . . .
Here’s what Lena Headey had to say about her role as the villainous Madeline “Ma-Ma” Madrigal in the upcoming Dredd movie also starring Karl Urban (Bones in 2009’s Star Trek):
“She’s 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?’”
In the movie Headey’s character runs the so-called Peach Tree City Block gang who comes into conflict with Judge Dredd, the future Mega City One’s top lawman.
Here’s what Headey also had to say about the upcoming movie:
“The world [in the film] feels really British, and I don’t know if that’s because it’s so dirty and dark. And it’s … violent. Just in terms of gunplay, they’re not afraid to show blood and gunshot wounds. And it’s set up in this concrete sort of shanty town – it’s shanty but they’re blocks – concrete favelas.”
The release date for Dredd is September 21st, 2012.
It stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Jason Cope, Warrick Grier, Joe Vaz, Langley Kirkwood, Deobia Oparei and Francis Chouler. The movie is directed by Pete Travis from a screenplay by Alex Garland (The Beach, Sunshine).
And here’s the teaser poster for the heck of it: