You’d never know by watching her play the villainous blonde Cersei Lannister on ‘Game of Thrones’ that actress Lena Headey has a thing for tattoos!
The 39-year-old posed for Esquire’s April issue, and we’re getting a better look at what the natural brunette is all about! The actress reveals a love for tattoos. “It’s funny how tattoos seem to scare people. There’s something about it that I love. I find it calming. At the end of the day, you’re just decorating skin. I hate seeing myself covered up.”
In a show that’s as sexually charged as ‘Game of Thrones,’ how does the actress hide all her tattoos? “You can usually get away with it by keeping your clothes on,” she says.
In the mag, Lena opens up about playing Cersei … and what her future holds. “All I know is my character isn’t dead yet,” she jokes. “And that’s great, but I don’t take anything for granted. I’m sort of like a T-Rex in the world of female actresses. Every time a job is finished, I look at my car and think, ‘Could I live in it?'”
Though most actors would likely love the break after shooting the third season of a successful show, Headey considers herself unemployed. When asked what she’ll do upon returning to Los Angeles, where she’s lived for six years, she says, “I’m going home to beg for work.”
She is incredibly beautiful, isn’t she?