Game of Thrones season 8 was pretty controversial. The Stark kids got their happy endings, but not everybody was pleased with how things tied up. Did Bran really have the best story? Should more people have died in the Battle of Winterfell? And was Dany’s rise to Mad Queen too rushed?
Someone who sounds slightly (read: rather) disappointed by the ending was actress Lena Headey herself, who recently admitted she wanted a ‘better death‘ for Cersei. There were so many fan theories floating around that death by rubble felt underwhelming for fans, and some didn’t believe that getting crushed was a satisfactory ending for the Lannister siblings.
But there was one storyline that that left us with several questions when it came to the power-mad Queen. In season 7, Cersei revealed that she was pregnant and convinced Tyrion that she would help the army in the north to defeat the Night King. However, she never turned up and instead used the information to keep Jaime by her side, and then manipulate Euron once her twin had departed.
Despite the fact that Jaime and Tyrion had a conversation about it in Winterfell, fans were confused about whether or not it was actually true – was Cersei lying about it to manipulate Jaime, Tyrion and Euron? Was it all part of her plan to stay on the Iron Throne? Or was she genuinely with child? Many fans believed she was fibbing, but it was never quite clear.
However at a recent comic book convention in Munich Lena confirmed that her character was indeed pregnant. Cersei was supposed to lose the baby in season 7, but the scene was cut from the final edit.
She told fans: ‘We shot a scene that never made it into season 7, which was where I lose the baby. And it was a really traumatic, great moment for Cersei, and it never made it in.
‘And I kind of loved doing that because I thought it would have served her differently.’
So now you know.