'Game of Thrones' Star Lena Headey Wanted a 'Better Death' for Cersei

Lena Headey

Lena Headey

Lena Headey knows your thoughts on what happened to Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones, because she has some of the same ones. Headey's sentiment will no doubt echo with some Game of Thrones fans, who were disappointed by how one of the show's best characters went out in such an anti-climactic fashion.

"I will say I wanted a better death", the British actress tells United Kingdom newspaper The Observer. "So I was kind of gutted", she admits to the Guardian. "No matter what they did, I think there was going to be some big comedown from the climb", the actress was quoted as saying.

You can read her full chat here.

Throughout the entire show, Cersei's character has always been "total monster, but loves her kids" and therefore having this major storyline set up that was centered around her character development being lost is disappointing to me. "And I've got a few of my own gripes", said Headey. "But I haven't sat down drunkly with David and Dan yet", she tells the paper.

But she notes she eventually came around to the idea because Cersei and Jaime were going out together, just as they had come into this world.

Cersei's death was one of many missteps in the last few episodes of Game of Thrones and part of a larger issue of how the show treated its female characters. And then you get older and you have more of those experiences and they become less intense.

Headey's commentary isn't the first time she has expressed some disappointment at how her storyline drew to a close on the massive show.

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Despite being one of the show's most important figures, Cersei was stuck firmly on the back burner during the majority of Thrones' final season.

Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) died under the crumbling Red Keep.

Despite her disappointment, though, Headey is realistic.

"We're all on a giant WhatsApp group which is a daily pile-on", she adds. "You have to push away the voice that goes, 'You're fucking shit, mate, '" she told The Guardian with a laugh, "which is really hard some days".

"It was incredible", notes Headey.

"It was fantastic. And things end and you move on", she added.

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