Lena Headey Comments On “Game Of Thrones” Episode 5
THAT WAS IT?!
Lena Headey, the actress who breathed life into an incorrigible “Game Of Thrones” character is speaking on the latest episode of that included that semi-shocking, mostly disappointing scene in King’s Landing.
Ding dong, Cersei’s DEAD.
In the penultimate episode of the series, Cersei’s world crumbled (literally) and she was squashed in the rubble while being comforted by her brother-lover Jamie. According to Lena Headey whose played ‘Thrones’ resident incestuous toxic trash for 8 seasons, she was at first shocked that Cersei’s end would be bloodless. Mind you rumors swirled that it’d be Arya Stark who’d killed Cersei while wearing Jamie Lannister’s face.
After chatting with her costar Nikolaj Coster-Waldau a.k.a. Jamie Lannister, however, she thought it was fitting that Cersei’s final moments would be with her twin. Jamie did say that he “wanted to die in the arms of the woman he loves”, right?
“I wanted her to have some big piece or fight with somebody,” Headey told Entertainment Weekly. “The more we talked about it the more it seemed like the perfect end for her. They came into the world together and now they leave together.”
“I think the important thing is that Jaime had a chance at freedom [with Brienne] and finally liberated himself from Cersei, which I think the audience will be thrilled about,” Headey adds. “I think the biggest surprise is he came back for her. Cersei realizes just how she loves him and just how much he loves her. It’s the most authentic connection she’s ever had. Ultimately they belong together.”
She also told Entertainment Weekly that while Cersei was babbling and crying about “not wanting to die” she eventually “made peace” with her fate. She also added that Cersei was clearly in complete denial.
“The Red Keep has never fallen?” Sure, Cersei.
“She starts off in this final season trapped in a web of her own making, as is usual with Cersei,” Headey says. “She’s desperately unhappy and everything that’s happened becomes more real than it ever has for her. She starts to lose control of the situation. She’s destroyed every good alliance, connection, love in her life — she was always destined to be alone. And until the very, very last minute, she is, as ever, in denial of what’s actually happening.”
Headey also reflected on her favorite scenes over the years;
“I had a lot of great ones — that one with Mark Addy [Robert Baratheon] back in the first season,” she says. “Those early scenes with Tyrion where you saw their relationship develop. The stuff with Sophie early on. Everything that shaped these characters. The scene where she tells her father that her and Jaime were lovers. We had some great stuff. I love the juicy dark emotional moments.”
We HAVE to give Lena props for making Cersei Lannister one of the most hated villains of all times. She seems like a lovely person, a sharp contrast to the now King’s Landing rubble rot that is now Queen Cersei.
Give her ALL the awards for her excellent work.
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