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cersei tyrionLena Headey spoke to EW after she stole the show in Game of Thrones season 6 finale as Cersei blasted all her enemies to death with wildfire and ended up being the first female ruler of Seven Kingdoms- a feat Daenerys can no longer achieve. The actress first spoke about Tommen’s suicide and Maggy’s prophecy coming true:

“The prophecy finally comes true. Which is horrible. Yet at the same time, she has her greatest moment of triumph. She gets rid of all her enemies, that she knows of anyway. Then there’s that moment where she goes to see dead Tommen and she thinks, ‘Ah. Well. I’ll [take the crown].’ It’s so wrong.’

When she read her character’s storyline in the scripts:

“I was grinning [reading the script]. Everyone is going to be aghast and thrilled and annoyed they’re on Cersei’s side for a minute. I couldn’t believe it, obviously. I was really shocked. I read it like nine times, like, ‘You’re joking!’ Then I’m left to wonder who’s going to take her down. She may only be there for a second. You do think, “What the f— comes next?’ Then we start again to play that game we all play each season, ‘Who’s going to be on the Iron Throne next?'”

Headey also thinks that with Daenerys’ army approaching, Cersei’s reign will be short-lived:

“Not a chance in hell (that Cersei’s going to reign for very long). It’s a moment of punctuation in the madness. I got goosebumps reading, ‘The ships are coming.’ They keep teasing us every season and I don’t know what’s going to happen because nobody tells you anything. I have to assume there’s going to be one helluva battle. Who knows? It’s such a mystery.”

On the prospects of Tyrion-Cersei reunion:

“I’m as excited as anyone to get Cersei and Tyrion back together. It just works. Those two characters are so interesting because there’s so much hate, yet slight respect too. They’d kill each other if ever given the chance.”

As we have seen, rulers usually don’t survive for long after they have conquered the Iron Throne. Headey admitted that she expects the same fate for her character and also thinks that it will be Arya or Tyrion who will choke the life out of Cersei:

“I’ve always said that when it (Cersei’s demise) happens, as long as it’s kinda glorious and gory and it’s by the right person. I think it has to be Arya or Tyrion. No one would relish her death as much as he would. Maybe we could have a dying kiss (with Tyrion) or something.”


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