In 300: Rise of an Empire, Lena Headey may have inadvertently harmed some of her fellow thespians. She learnt the art of fighting using sticks and accidentally hit a few costars in some very vital parts.
She is one tough female and vow to any male who tries to take her on in the fine art of fighting. Lena Headey spoke to Access Hollywood recently regarding the awkward moments she had while mock fighting on set.
According to the versatile and beautiful actress, she was given a set of sticks and told to practice hitting with them. If she passed she would go on to fighting with a plastic sword. The female thespian admitted that though she reached the plastic stage, she also hit some of the males in the gonads.
Thus she was demoted to fighting with sticks. In the sequel to the original “300” film, Lena plays Gorgo, a sword-wielding lioness. And her co-star Eva Green portrays Artemisia, who is the evil princess of Persia. Both are strong female characters that don’t bow down before their male counterparts so easily.
Lena and Eva Green have great chemistry on-screen and off-screen. Especially Lena holds Eva in great regard as a competent female actress. Although in the movie, they play rivals, in real life this is hardly the case.
But, as mentioned previously, they are both strong Amazons of sorts. That is why recently when Gene Simmons of erstwhile band Kiss approached Lena he got quite a rebuff. Gene, who is an obnoxious and loudmouthed braggart tried to get cozy with Lena but the strategy backfired.
This is the man who is reported to have slept around with more than 4000 different women. He came within her personal circle while she was giving an interview. Gene tried his best to catch her eye by saying that his son wanted to see her and then made a stupid quip too.
But all his efforts failed desperately as she carried on answering questions like nothing had happened. The rock star was left in somewhat of a lurch by this cold shoulder treatment.