Lena Headey talks 300: Rise Of An Empire

Exclusive: “It’s huge!”

In issue 210 of Total Film magazine - the ultimate comic-book preview - we bring you a plethora of incredible exclusives and insider access to Comic-Con 2013.

Among the many huge comic-book movies that are heading your way - including Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - we take a close look at 300 sidequel Rise Of An Empire.

Inside the issue - which is available for just £1.99 on your iPad, we get the lowdown from director Noam Murro, as well as chatting to kick-ass heroine and 300 stalwart, Lena Heady.

You can read the full interview with the Game Of Thrones star inside the issue, but for now, he’s a cheeky extract from what she had to say about 300: Rise Of An Empire

“It’s huge!” she told us excitedly, revealing that she shot 10 days on the sequel in Bulgaria. “It’s different in that Zack [Snyder] didn’t direct it, so it’s a very different feeling.

“But the film, visually, follows on very much from the original. It’s something that’s so beloved for its physicality and visceral content. I had fun; I got to hold a sword.”

So Gorgo gets in on the action this time around, then. “Yeah! I love all that, I’m such a boy! They’re like, ‘Do you want to come to fight training?’ I’m like, ‘Yes!’”

300: Rise Of An Empire opens in the UK on 7 March 2014.

For much more from Lena Headey, pick up the brand-new issue 210 of Total Film magazine, which is out now!

Inside the issue, you’ll find full Comic-Con coverage of the likes of Joss Whedon on Avengers: Age Of Ultron,X-Men: Days Of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Crow, Edge Of Tomorrow, Guardians Of The Galaxy, RoboCop, and more, plus Chris Hemsworth, Halle Berry, Lena Headey, James McAvoy and Matt Damon. Seriously, you’re not going to want to miss this one…

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    • Gindalf0492

      Aug 5th 2013, 10:30

      A Lannister always pays there debts

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 5th 2013, 11:23

      Hear Me Roar

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 5th 2013, 11:33

      Oh I almost forgot........Schwing!

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    • dangoodfellow

      Aug 5th 2013, 12:15

      let's hope there's no more sexual humiliation for headys character this time round ,eh?

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    • Mattsimus

      Aug 5th 2013, 13:20

      Im not entirely convinced as to why she keeps getting roles albeit c**p roles but still... she's ok to look at nothing special or unique and her acting is by numbers, she reminds me of an older, female version of hayden Christinsen..... sorry guys just think i just hated her in first one and as if she would have let that chump rape her... she would have cut his dinky off cos only real women give birth to Sparten men yadda yadda.....

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 5th 2013, 18:05

      May the others take you Matt.

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    • Igrayne

      Aug 5th 2013, 18:59

      Is it not "Spartan" and "their" when you are describing belonging to? The film looks c**p regardless of who is in it which is why all the technical and acting crew from 300 who have a career have given it a wide berth.

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    • Mattsimus

      Aug 5th 2013, 21:28

      @Igrayne thanks for the English lesson..... If I cared more I'd prob make more of an effort but since you still managed to decipher the message it's not all bad! @Ali1748 what others are you talking bout, the ghostly ppl from "The Others"? Or are you talking bout actual ppl? : D either way she's still average, can't act for poop, n unfortunately on this occasion I would have to agree with Igrayne it's still gonna be c**p..... Smurfs anyone?

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 6th 2013, 17:50

      Matt - Tut tut you don't watch GOT

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