Lena Headley in Dredd

Lena Headley in Dredd

Lena Headley has talked about what we can expect from her character when Dredd hits the big screen later this year.

The actress is set to play Madeline 'Ma-Ma' Madrigal in the movie while Karl Urban takes on the title role.

And Headley has revealed that Madeline is a tough woman who is not to be messed with but it looking to die.

In an interview with the LA Times the actress talked about her character saying: "She's a prostitute who then kills her pimp and takes over his drug-running business. And Ma-Ma is a bit of a man-hater.

"I think of her like an old great white shark who is just waiting for someone bigger and stronger to show up and kill her...

"She's ready for it. In fact, she can't wait for it to happen. And yet no-one can get the job done."

"She's an addict, so she's dead in that way, but that last knock just hasn't come. This big, fat, scarred shark moving through the sea and everyone flees and she's like, 'Will someone just have the balls to do it? Please?'"

Dredd is directed by Pete Travis and will also star Olivia Thirlby and Domhnall Gleeson.

Headley has been enjoying huge TV success in the last year or so with the role of Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones.

Dredd is released 7th September.

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