Why these two Game of Thrones characters can never be in a scene together

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Words – Rachel Paige

From the editors of HelloGiggles

There was moment in particular during the Game of Thrones season finale that seemed a little bit off.

After all our friends show up at the dragon pit on the outskirts of King’s Landing, Bronn decides to make a sharp exit stage left, and invites Pod to come along with him for a drink.

You’d be forgiven for presuming that everyone else in the dragon pit — Jon Snow, Tyrion, Brienne, Ser Davos, etc — were about to meet a sudden end, adding to the long list of Game of Thrones deaths, and that Bronn had chosen to save Pod, and only Pod.

The moment felt out of place, and there might be a good explanation as to why A) it felt weird, and B) it had to happen. Supposedly — although we don’t know for sure — it’s because the actors who portray Bronn and Cersei don’t get along in real life. And because of this, they can’t appear on screen together.

A 2014 Telegraph article (which is making the rounds again following the Game of Thrones season finale) reports that Jerome Flynn and Lena Headey, who play Bronn and Cersei respectively, used to date but had a horrible falling out.

According to a source working on the show at the time: ‘Jerome and Lena aren’t on speaking terms any more and they are never in the same room at the same time.

‘It’s a pity because they appeared to have patched things up for a while, but now the word is they should be kept apart at all costs.’

Meanwhile, it’s thought that this hidden Game of Thrones detail predicts how Cersei will die on the show.

It’s not like Cersei and Bronn ever shared a whole lot of screen time on the show, but if the rumours are true, it was made widely apparent during The Dragon and the Wolf.

As Uproxx points out: ‘Filming for the major meeting of Westerosi leadership took several days, and it looks like having Bronn disappear for the majority of them was the solution producers came up with.’ Otherwise, there really isn’t a valid reason, plot-wise, to have Bronn leave the pit.

Supposedly — and once again there’s no way to confirm, but the internet believes it to be true — Flynn and Heady actually have a clause in their Game of Thrones contract that states they cannot share screen time together.

There is one time where they were together, but they don’t have any dialogue, and Cersei doesn’t even acknowledge Bronn as she walks by:

Whether this is true or not remains to be confirmed – you can’t trust everything you read on the internet. But it’s doubtful we’ll ever know for sure, because everyone involved in Game of Thrones has bigger things to worry about.

However, this backstory would explain why Bronn left the pit, and while even though he was Jaime’s BFF this past season, we never saw him interact with Cersei…

Just a little Westerosi drama for you today!

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