Lena Headey Gets To Fight In ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’

Lena Headey fans who were disappointed that her character didn’t get to kick some behind in the 2006 flick 300 should be extremely happy with the sequel.

The Dredd villain stars as Gorgo in the upcoming action flick. The actress told Total Film that she didn’t hesitate to pick up a weapon when she discovered the character gets to do some on-screen fighting.

“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!'” she recently told the publication.

Lena Headey said she spent 10 days in Bulgaria shooting 300: Rise of an Empire. Although it will be hard to top Man of Steel director Zack Snyder’s original, the actress claims the movie’s sequel is nothing short of “huge.”

“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,” Headey said.

The 300 sequel tells the story of Greek general Themistokles as he attempts to unite his country against a Persian army led by mortal-turned-God Xerxes. Instead of fighting an epic battle on land, a lot of the action will take place at sea.

In addition to Game of Thrones alum Lena Headey, the follow-up stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Igal Naor, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell, and Andrew Tiernan.

Director Noam Murro’s 300: Rise of an Empire was originally slated to hit screens across North America later this year. However, Warner Bros decided to push back the release. The flick is now expected to arrive on March 7, 2014. Assuming, of course, that the studio decides to stick with this date.

Are you a fan of Lena Headey? Do you plan to catch 300: Rise of an Empire in theaters?

[Image via Warner Bros. Pictures]

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