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Lena Heady’s Top 5 Most Badass Roles

Lena Heady’s Top 5 Most Badass Roles


She’s bold, she’s beautiful, she’s one grade-A badass… she’s Lena Heady and we’re in LOVE!

Does our culture have a need for violence? I don’t know. I guess it’s a personal thing. – Lena Heady

Ever since being scouted at the green age 17 (and who wouldn’t scout HER… ahem… a year later when she’s 18), Heady has had the fortune of finding steady work as an actress. Although initially only finding small and supporting roles in an assortment of films throughout the 1990s, Heady blossomed in the 2000’s with quite a few head turning lead performances in big-budget films such as the epic graphic novel turned action film “300” (2007). It is apparent that Heady is no stranger to the strong and gutsy female on-screen persona, with a slew of tough as nail leading ladies in her repertoire.

So, would like to appreciate the lovely Lena’s most butt-kicking on-screen moments and list off Lena Heady’s Top 5 Most Badass Roles!

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5. Sarah Connor in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (TV Series)

The Mother of All Destiny

Sarah Connor, mother of the savior of mankind from the ruthlessly synthetic SkyNet army, is unequivocally a top tier badass. Heady’s rendition of the militant on-screen mom will live on as one of the most notable Sarah Connor performances. The mid-season release 9 episode run, which aired on Fox in 2008, was the highest-rated new scripted series of 2007–08, giving it the green light for a second season. However, despite a growing fan following, Fox decided to axe the series… perhaps in part due to the box-office abomination that was Christian Bale’s “Terminator Salvation” earlier that year.


Side-note: Both Lena Heady and Emilia Clarke of “Game of Thrones” have played Sarah Connor within the Terminator universe, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and “Terminator Genisys” respectively.


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Lena Heady in “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (Left) | Emilia Clarke in “Terminator Genisys” (Right)

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Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path. From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film. Recently, Pooya was approached by to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at, he was home.

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