Lena Headey lost roles for not flirt­ing with cast­ing direc­tors

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Ac­tor Lena Headey (right) says she lost out on many good roles in Hol­ly­wood as she didn’t give in to flirt­ing with the cast­ing direc­tors.

The 43-year-old English ac­tor says she faced such em­bar­rass­ing sit­u­a­tions when she was in her teens. “When I was in my 20s, and do­ing a lot of au­di­tion tapes in the States, a cast­ing di­rec­tor told me: ‘The men take these tapes home and watch them and say, ‘Who would you f***?’ I’ve never played the game of go­ing in (to au­di­tions) and flirt­ing,” says Headey.

The ac­tor, who is happy work­ing in Hol­ly­wood in her 40s, says, “I’m hap­pier now I’m older, play­ing women who aren’t ex­pected to be beau­ti­ful. That pres­sure has gone for me.”

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