Lena Headey admits she wanted a ‘better death’ for Cersei and same

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  • What a shaaame!

    Game of Thrones might have wrapped up earlier this year, but the internet is still talking about it, largely because season 8 divided fans. Some loved how it was neatly tied up with the remaining Starks finding their happy places and the villains getting their just deserts.

    However, others were disappointed that Game of Thrones had a surprisingly happy ending considering the show’s history of killing off absolutely everyone that fans hold dear. Oh, and Tyrion claiming that Bran had the best story and should therefore be the ruler of the Six Kingdoms was controversial (ahem, Jon saved the world countless times but never mind).

    But if there’s one person’s downfall we were all eager to see, it was Cersei Lannister’s. The power-hungry Queen had been dodging death for a while, seemingly immune to it, but we all knew it couldn’t last forever. She was eventually squashed to death by rubble alongside her brother and lover, Jaime, and that was that.

    There were so many great fan theories about her death before it aired – would Jaime and his golden hand strangle her as was prophesied? Would Tyrion take her down? Would Arya whip out her bag of faces and finally tick her off the kill list?

    Not surprisingly, demise by falling bricks didn’t exactly go down well with fans.

    And it seems that actress Lena Headey wasn’t that impressed with her character’s ending either.

    ‘I invested as a viewer and I have my favorite characters. And I’ve got a few of my own gripes. But I haven’t sat down drunkly with David and Dan yet,’ she told The Guardian.

    ‘I will say I wanted a better death.’

    She continued: ‘Obviously, you dream of your death. You could go in any way on that show. So I was kind of gutted. But I just think they couldn’t have pleased everyone.

    ‘No matter what they did, I think there was going to be some big comedown from the climb.’

    Lena previously admitted that she was disappointed with Cersei’s death, telling EW: ‘I wanted her to have some big piece or fight with somebody.’

    Her co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau convinced her otherwise, though, and she continued: ‘The more we talked about it, the more it seemed like the perfect end for her. They came into the world together and now they leave together.’

    Fair enough.

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