While her recent work on Game of Thrones as Queen Cersei has certainly earned her lots of attention, Lena Headey is no stranger to genre work and the fervent fans that come with it. She starred in 300 as the Spartan queen Gorgo and was the titular hero on The Sarah Connor Chronicles, add that to her latest gig as Ma-Ma in the upcoming Dredd and she’s becoming a popular lady among the nerdy crowd. And as it turns out, she loves it!
Recently speaking to The Telegraph, Headey shared how she feels towards those really, really devoted fans,
With fantasy and sci-fi, it’s based in a real fandom. You’re presenting to experts, and their source material is really important to them. They’ll come up and ask: ‘so when you turned your head slightly in that scene, what were you thinking?’
I enjoy that, because the battle is over the interpretation, and they’re more interested in the character than they are in you. There’s something cooler about the geek.
I’ve thought there was was something cool about “the geek” for years now, it’s why I am one! Good to see Headey agrees as well. Do you think “the geek” represents a better informed and therefore more attentive audience?