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Lena Headey talks 300: Rise Of An Empire

In issue 210 of Total Film magazine - the ultimate comic-book preview - we bring you a plethora of incredible exclusives and insider access to Comic-Con 2013.

Among the many huge comic-book movies that are heading your way - including Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - we take a close look at 300 sidequel Rise Of An Empire .

Inside the issue - which is available for just £1.99 on your iPad (opens in new tab) , we get the lowdown from director Noam Murro, as well as chatting to kick-ass heroine and 300 stalwart, Lena Heady.

You can read the full interview with the Game Of Thrones star inside the issue, but for now, he’s a cheeky extract from what she had to say about 300: Rise Of An Empire

“It’s huge!” she told us excitedly, revealing that she shot 10 days on the sequel in Bulgaria. “It’s different in that Zack [ Snyder ] didn’t direct it, so it’s a very different feeling.

“But the film, visually, follows on very much from the original. It’s something that’s so beloved for its physicality and visceral content. I had fun; I got to hold a sword.”

So Gorgo gets in on the action this time around, then. “Yeah! I love all that, I’m such a boy! They’re like, ‘Do you want to come to fight training?’ I’m like, ‘ Yes !’”

300: Rise Of An Empire opens in the UK on 7 March 2014.

For much more from Lena Headey, pick up the brand-new issue 210 of Total Film magazine, which is out now!

Inside the issue, you’ll find full Comic-Con coverage of the likes of Joss Whedon on Avengers: Age Of Ultron , X-Men: Days Of Future Past , The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , The Crow, Edge Of Tomorrow , Guardians Of The Galaxy , RoboCop , and more, plus Chris Hemsworth, Halle Berry, Lena Headey, James McAvoy and Matt Damon. Seriously, you’re not going to want to miss this one…

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