The number of cast interviews are at an all time high now, and with Season 7 premiere scheduled for less than a day away, we’re seeing a lot of hype rolling in. One of the key characters of Season 7 will be Cersei Lannister, who sits on the Iron Throne right now. Lena Headey, who plays the role of Cersei on the recently said that Cersei is going to be a “horrible cow” to one particular character in Season 7 of Game of Thrones. Read on!
Net-A-Porter recently interviewed Lena Headey as a part of its cover story, and the best part was, she was interviewed by none other than Maisie Williams, who plays the role of Arya Stark on the show. First off, Lena said that her most favorite scene was when Cersei blew up the Sept of Baelor, which she said was great. She went on to explain why :
“The High Sparrow [played by Jonathan Pryce] was yet another man who came along and was like, “I’m going to manipulate you.” So I think her revenge… Well, I was like, “Yes! F*** you!” And she took out Margaery Tyrell [Natalie Dormer] and her low-cut blouse. Bye, perky tits.”
While speaking about this, she also teased Season 7, and how Cersei seems to be much colder than before, now, having lost all her kids :
“Whatever was good [in her life] has been erased and she’s a horrible cow to one particular character.. It’s really quite loathsome.”
Maisie asked her if her portrayal had affected her parenting. Lena replied :
“God, no, we’re very different. What I want for my children is for them to be kind and conscious and happy and that’s it, really. I don’t want them to think, ‘You have to achieve that in order to have that,’ because that’s not true anymore. And I want my daughter to have a good voice and to use it, to not feel restricted by being a woman in any way, to make her choices freely.”
Lena then talked about the on-set fun, and how Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) who is a long-time friend of the actress, and Conleth Hill (Varys), make her laugh. She said :
“[On set] I fall down a lot, on those stairs, when I’m trying to be really regal. They’re so old now, those steps, and they’re really slippery.”
She apparently cried when she saw the scene where Hodor died, in Season 6. She recalled :
“Last season I was doing [post-production] in LA and watched Hodor’s death. I was just weeping. The technician said, “Are you OK?” and I went, “I didn’t know, I didn’t know he died.” I was beside myself; genuinely heartbroken.”
Lastly, the most important question. What would happen if Arya and Cersei met? Lena answered :
“Surely Arya would kill Cersei? Arya’s such a little fiend that she would find a way. Look, she f****** wears people’s faces.”
Well, Cersei Lannister definitely has an eventful season ahead of her. What do you think will happen to the Queen? Tell us in the comments, down below!