Game of Thrones star Lena Headey predicts bitter end for her character
Game of Thrones star Lena Headey doesn’t think the future for her character Cersei Lannister looks too bright.
In the most recent sixth season of the hit fantasy series, Cersei claimed the throne for herself after the suicide of her last remaining child Tommen. Tommen took his own life after Cersei murdered his wife Margaery by using wildfire to blow up the sept where her enemies were gathered for her trial.
Speaking to The Wrap, Headey said: “The thing that gave [Cersei] humanity was her kids.
“They’re gone now. Her father is gone. Tyrion is gone. There’s no-one to tell her she can’t, she’s stupid, she’s just a woman.”
Cersei Lannister is best known for her incestuous relationship with twin brother Jaime Lannister, portrayed by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The pair produced two sons and a daughter, who they passed off as the children of Cersei’s husband King Robert Baratheon, but unfortunately outlived them all.
However, when Jaime didn’t look too pleased when he arrived back in King’s Landing to learn what Cersei had achieved at the end of season six. Jaime previously admitted to Brienne that he killed his former king and permanently tarnished his honour to prevent him doing exactly what Cersei has now managed.
Headey described the twins’ relationship as “toxic now” and believes: “This will be such an interesting season for them. Where do they go?”
Fans of the book series upon which Game of Thrones is based, A Song Of Ice and Fire, have long believed Jaime will murder his sister after some atrocious deed. The theory comes from a prophecy that was made to a teenage Cersei by witch Maggy the Frog, which stated her younger brother would one day strangle her. While Cersei always assumed her brother Tyrion would be the one to end her, Jaime is also her younger brother by a few minutes.
However, this line of prophecy was cut from the TV show so may be one of the many ways in which the two stories have diverged.
Whatever happens, Headey doesn’t see Cersei’s reign as Queen of the Seven Kingdoms being a particularly fruitful one: “I’m pondering where she can go from here… I don’t think it will end well.”