‘Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey on Her Favorite Cersei Moment and More

Lena Headey’s character Cersei on Game of Thrones has been through her fair share over the last six seasons. Starting out as queen, her grace has fallen drastically and has nearly lost everything.

Headey spoke with her co-star Maisie Williams for The Edit about the last six years.

Number one thing Maisie wants to know? Lena’s favorite Cersei moment. Heady said,

“I think the highlight was [last season] when she blew up the Great Sept of Baelor, then just enjoyed her wine. And this season coming, because she’s lost everything. Whatever was good [in her life] has been erased and she’s a horrible cow to one particular character… It’s really quite loathsome.”

Headey even loved that epic explosion last year. She explained,

“I thought that was great. The High Sparrow [played by Jonathan Pryce] was yet another man who came along and was like, “I’m going to manipulate you.” So I think her revenge… Well, I was like, “Yes! F*** you!” And she took out Margaery Tyrell [Natalie Dormer] and her low-cut blouse. Bye, perky tits.”

Headey also talked about what it was like to be on the GoT set, claiming the actors end up laughing a lot behind the scenes.

“Peter [Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister] makes me laugh a lot. And Conleth [Hill, who plays Varys] is incredibly clever, talented and funny. [On set] I fall down a lot, on those stairs, when I’m trying to be really regal. They’re so old now, those steps, and they’re really slippery. And trying to sit nicely… All the chairs fold into your bum so everything eats you.”

Even though Lena and Maisie don’t really film together, the two have fantasies of what it would be like if their characters met up in the realm.

Maisie said,

“Who do you want to meet on-screen? I always say Cersei, but I think if they ever met again, one of them would end up dead.”

Lena replied,

“Surely Arya would kill Cersei? Arya’s such a little fiend that she would find a way. Look, she f****** wears people’s faces.”

LOL! We would love a Cersei-Arya battle. The two are such bad-asses it would surely end in destruction. It would be epic, to say the least!

In real life, of course, the two have nothing but love for each other. Lena said,

“I’ll always love you, Maisie, because you’ve just remained. You guys [Game of Thrones’ younger cast members] have all handled it brilliantly. I just think it’s great; you’ve grown up with this, and you’ve remained delightful.”


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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her hanging out with her tuxedo cat Tom.