Lena Headey Reveals How She Wanted Game of Thrones to End


Lena Headey, who played the legendary Cersei Lannister in the eight seasons of , reveals that she had other plans for the outcome of her character. And for the entire series. Four years have passed since the successful TV adaptation of George R. R. Martin's novels came to an end, but the debate about whether or not the ending lived up to the rest of the show continues. Fans, the author himself, the team behind the series and even the actors continue to talk about it. Many have defended the finale, while for others it is one of the worst endings in the history of television.

Headey, who gave life to the great villain of the show and one of the most interesting characters, believes that it was very difficult for the ending to make everyone happy.


In a chat with , the actress revealed that she and Maisie Williams, who played Arya Stark, had a very clear idea of ​​what they wanted but, unfortunately, the writers didn't take that path:

When the outlet asked about the pressure the writers felt, Headey added:


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Despite its controversial ending, remains one of the most successful series of all time, so it was very difficult for HBO to miss the opportunity to build a larger universe based on the mythology created by Martin.


In 2022, the first spinoff of the show, , premiered, which proved to be just as good and successful. However, many actors from the original series and Headey is one of them. When asked if she got the chance to see the new show, she said no because it would be weird. However, the actress did confess that she misses the experience of being in, because of the people she met while working there:

Lena Headey recently starred alongside Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux in the HBO series and will soon .