Much has been made of Karl Urban's take on Judge Dredd already, but for me, the component I'm most looking forward to is Lena Headey as Ma-Ma Madrigal, the film's villain. Headey is fantastic in everything she touches — most especially HBO's "Game of Thrones" — and based on what Urban is saying about her work as the "Dredd" antagonist, she's about to deliver the goods once again.
"I think there is a scary, beautiful, violent, way off-beat, amazing performance that Lena has delivered in this film," the actor told Movie Fanatic in a new interview. "She’s enigmatic. You’re drawn to her when she’s on the screen. The choices that she made were so interesting."
"I have to confess, there was one day we were shooting the scene where I’m confronting her and we’re at opposite ends of the room and I’ve got my helmet on looking at her and she’s looking at me," he recalled. "And she just starts laughing, manically laughing. And I just feel within me the rage growing. She is that (expletive) good. She knows how to push your buttons."
There's much more "Dredd" goodness over at Movie Fanatic. Thanks to CBM for the link!
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