Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey has come forward to respond to how the hit HBO fantasy show wrapped up the fate of her character, Cersei. You can see her full quotes down below the image; beware, these are significant spoilers.
Cersei and her brother-lover Jaime died in Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5 when they were crushed under rubble during Daenerys’ assault on King’s Landing. Many fans remarked that her death scene left much to be desired, and it turns out that Headey also wanted something different.
She told The Guardian that she hopes to catch up with Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff over a few drinks, at which time she’ll tell them she wanted Cersei to die another way.
“I invested as a viewer and I have my favourite characters. And I’ve got a few of my own gripes. But I haven’t sat down drunkly with David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] yet.” She said she’ll tell Weiss and Benioff, “I wanted a better death.”
Over the years, Game of Thrones has aired some gut-wrenching and climatic death scenes, but Cersei’s lacked the same kind of emotional punch in the eyes of some viewers. Headey admits that no death scene will please everyone, but she still wished for something more.
“Obviously you dream of your death,” she said. “You could go in any way on that show. So I was kind of gutted. But I just think they couldn’t have pleased everyone. No matter what they did, I think there was going to be some big comedown from the climb.”
Overall, though, Headey said she enjoyed the years she spent working on Game of Thrones. “It was amazing,” she said. “And things end and you move on.”
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Author: Eddie Makuch