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Casting Couch: Lena Headey To Take On "Sarah Connor"

Buh bye, Linda Hamilton. And hello, Lena Headey.

Lena Headey has landed the sought-after role of Sarah Connor in The Sarah Connor Chronicles, FOX's pilot based on the Terminator franchise. Series would focus on Sarah and her teenage son John as they battle villains from the future in contemporary Los Angeles. Action is said to be set between T2 and T3 installments. Project comes from Warner Bros. Television. Josh Friedman (The War of the Worlds) has written the pilot script and David Nutter (Supernatural) will direct the pilot for 2007-2008 consideration.

The Bermudan-born Headey is herself no stranger to playing action roles. Last season, she starred in the botched pilot Ultra for CBS, in which she played a female superhero with a number of abilities. She's also appeared in many features, including The Brothers Grimm, Ripley's Game, and Gossip.

Does anyone else find it strange that the two actresses who have now played Sarah Connor share the same initials? Coincidence? Or a message from the future?


I love Lena Headey but I'm not sure if she's right for this role. I saw the failed "Ultra" pilot and don't think that action is the right genre for her. Especially as Linda Hamilton is such an American movie icon. Kind of weird. But, hopefully, she'll surprise us.
Anonymous said…
Actually, I've seen the Ultra pilot and there were many things wrong with it. First, they shouldn't have tried to make Penny out to be so young and they should've followed the comic book more closely and started the series with Ultra already a celeb. I don't think it was Lena Headey's potential as an action star that ruined the pilot.

I think Sarah Connor is not really a Trinity-type(Matrix)/Sydney Bristow (Alias) action hero. She's more like Ripley (Alien) - in short, a believable bad ass woman. Someone you'd run into in real life. Heck it could be you if pushed hard enough (that is the beauty of the Sarah Connor character who was just a valley girl and transformed into a legendary figure of the resistance) The toughness is more from attitude and general outlook in life than the ability to kick a man's ass who is twice her size (while wearing a skintight outfit).

And, if Brother's Grimm wasn't tough enough for you, then watch Lena in Aberdeen. Also, Lena boxes so I think she would be up to the challenge.
Unknown said…
As a relation now living in New Zealand I'd like to say well done Lena you will do the part proud I'm sure.Steve Headey.
Anonymous said…
Lena does any part proud.. Shes an INCREDIBLE actress.. wish I could see her in more dramas like Imagine Youand Me.

Steve Headey how are you related??
Anonymous said…
Lena does the Headey name proud with her acing and the like. That Steve guy probably isn't related. As far as i know Lena doesn't pick her nose and eat what comes out of it in fron of strangers like he does. She has class.

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