Why Lena Headey thinks "there's something cooler about the geek"

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Dec 17, 2012

As the beautiful Queen Cersei on HBO's Game of Thrones, actress Lena Headey is probably the object of many a geek guy's/gal's obsession. And the actress, who also played a badass Sarah Connor on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, thinks that there's something definitely ''cooler about the geek.''

Game of Thrones is, without a doubt, the show Headey's now mostly recognized for, despite her work in other genre movies (300 and now Dredd) and TV series (TSCC).

Her vulnerable yet electrifying performance as King Joffrey's (Jack Gleeson) mother Cersei (drunk Cersei in the ''Blackwater'' episode was the best) who also happens to be the other half of that infamous twincest romance with twin brother Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), aka the Kingslayer, is what fans mostly obsess about.

She told The Telegraph:

"I know. That scares me. I feel as if I've had a great year of work, but then I remember that the attention probably mostly comes down to Thrones. I don't want to be owned by anyone."

The British actress, who has strong views about how women are portrayed on TV (mainly the objectification of actresses), still remains tactful about Game of Thrones but adds: "There are a lot of boobies. Let's put it like that." Yep, yep there areā€”the show's even called Game of Boobies by many a fan.

(Hopefully this will be rectified next season. We remember a certain promise for more male, erm, nakedness, to put it mildly, for season three.)

Still, Lena Headey really loves the sci-fi and fantasy fanbase. Here's what she had to say:

"With fantasy and sci-fi, it's based in a real fandom. You're presenting to experts, and their source material is really important to them. They'll come up and ask: 'so when you turned your head slightly in that scene, what were you thinking?'

"I enjoy that, because the battle is over the interpretation, and they're more interested in the character than they are in you. There's something cooler about the geek."

We can't really argue against that now, can we? Do you also agree with Lena Headey?

Remember, ''Winter is coming'' when Game of Thrones season three returns to HBO on March 31, 2013.

(via Winteriscoming)