The plague: not so bad, thanks to Lena

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In a career spanning little

more than 15 years, Lena Headey has appeared in close to

50 films. On-screen, she’s portrayed the tough-as-nails Queen

Gorgo (300), the tough-as-nails Sarah Connor (Terminator:

The Sarah Connor Chronicles
), the tough-as-nails super-sexy cave-diving

scientist Kathryn (The Cave), and Luce, the … uh … hot-as-nails

florist who wins Piper Perabo’s heart (Imagine Me and You).

Hell, if you dig deep enough into Headey’s past, you’ll even find

that she’s appeared alongside a certain mulleted secret agent: I’m

talking about the 1994 made-for-TV film MacGyver: Trail to

Doomsday
. My current to-do list has increased by one; to wit:

1) get peanut butter, 2) learn to live without sleep so I can play the

new Silent Hill game all the time, 3) see MacGyver: Trail

to Doomsday
ASAP.

Though I’d leap at the chance

to watch Headey read the phone book (eh, who am I kidding — I’d leap

at the chance to watch Headey simply look at a phone book), as

a horror fan I’m psyched because she’s got several genre flicks

coming down the pike: The Broken, an Invasion of the Body

Snatchers
–esque thriller which earned good reviews at this year’s

Sundance Film Festival; and the just-announced Black Death, an

apocalyptic medieval gothic horror film about necromancy and … you know,

that bubonic plague thing.

In The Broken, Headey

is Gina McVey, a woman who becomes a bit disturbed one fine day when

she sees herself drive by in her own car. I can understand how

this might be unnerving if it happened to you, but to me it means there’s

more than one Lena Headey in the world, a prospect I’m pretty sure

I could live with.

Black Death, currently

in preproduction, finds Headey leading a village and, according to

The Hollywood Reporter, making

“a pact with the forces of darkness.” Frankly, she can make

all the evil deals she wants; I’ll still elect her into office.

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