‘Game of Thrones’: Lena Headey Wanted a ‘Better Death’ for Cersei Lannister

Lena Headey talks about the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ and how even she wishes her character had a better death than what actually happened…

Opinions about the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ probably won’t slow down any time soon considering the series was one of the most popular and talked about shows in television history.

Now even some of the actors who appeared on the long running HBO series are speaking about about their likes and dislikes from the final season including Lena Headey, who portrayed the villainous Cersei Lannister for all eight seasons on ‘Game of Thrones’.

While Cersei was one of the primary antagonists throughout the series, her role in the final season was primarily drinking wine by a window, plotting against her enemies and trying to pass off her brother’s baby as belonging to her new husband to be (in a plot that really went nowhere in the end).

Cersei’s demise came at the end of the penultimate episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ after Daenerys Targaryen launches an offensive against King’s Landing and ultimately destroys the entire city in her plot to take back the Iron Throne. While fleeing for her life, Cersei is reunited with her brother Jaime as they attempt to escape through the basement beneath the Red Keep but are ultimately killed from falling debris after being trapped during Daenerys’ fiery attack on the city.

Weeks after the final season concluded, Headey admits that she hasn’t had a chance to speak to ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who are most responsible for the stories that took place in those last six episodes, but even she was disappointed by the way her time on ‘Game of Thrones’ came to an end.

“I invested as a viewer and I have my favorite 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,” Headey told the Guardian in the U.K. “I will say I wanted a better death.”
“Obviously you dream of your death. 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.”

The blowback from the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ has been rather divisive while Benioff and Weiss have stayed secluded away without doing any interviews since the last episode aired.

More questions about the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ will likely be answered in a few weeks when much of the cast and creator George R.R. Martin are expected to appear at San Diego Comic Con 2019 for one last celebration of the show.

There’s no word yet if Headey will make an appearance or not.

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