I really, really dig Lena Headey. She's been a breath of fresh air in cinema. She's smart, charming, and tough. She's sexy, but not overly sexualized, and she's got this reality to her that makes her roles pop. But she really, really has to add more diversity to her roles. Or, rather, she has to stop heavily favoring the dark/violent fare. Is this type casting? Personal preference?

I don't know, but there is yet another dark film on the way for Headey. Variety reports that she's just wrapped Anchor Bay's new slasher film Laid to Rest. The film focuses on a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a bad head injury and no memory of who she is. But she hasn't been buried alive. Instead, she's been abducted by a serial killer and has to outsmart him to survive.

I just hope one of her other projects, Six Bullets from Now, is light enough in the action/heist department to give her some mainstream regular cred, and get her out of this trend. But there's still Tell-Tale and Black Death on the way as well, plus more Sarah Connor Chronicles. Don't get me wrong, she's great in the dark fare, but it'd just be nice to see more frequent diversity. Let Luce shine!
categories Cinematical