Game of Thrones star Lena Headey is an amazing performer. When she played Cersei Lannister on the show, her evil queen persona was so powerful, some fans began to despise her in real life. Nonetheless, true fans know and love her for the same, for her phenomenal act. Lena Headey will be celebrating her 48th birthday today, so let’s have a look at her most influential quotes from the series. Let’s see if you can identify the iconic scenes from these quotes, if you do, let us know in the comments below!
1. “Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same.”
2. “If you ever call me ‘sister’ again, I’ll have you strangled in your sleep”
3. “Look at me! Look at my face! It’s the last thing you’ll see before you die.”
4. “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.”
5. “Power is power.”
6. “You think the piece of paper father gave you keeps you safe? Ned Stark had a piece of paper, too.”
7. “One day I pray you love someone. I pray you love her so much, when you close your eyes you see her face. I want that for you. I want you to know what it’s like to love someone, to truly love someone, before I take her from you.”
8. “These Kingsguard Knights Are As Useless As Nipples On A Breastplate.”
9. “People Will Whisper. They’ll Make Their Jokes. Let Them. They’re So Small, I Can’t Even See Them.”
10. “If I Wanted To Kill You, Do You Think I’d Let A Wooden Door Stop Me?”
Hope you had fun doing a little brainstorming recalling all the iconic Cersei Lannister scenes these quotes are taken from. And Happy Birthday Lena Headey!
Game of Thrones merchandise is very rare to get your hands on, a prop from the TV show is even rarer. The cast members were themselves denied access to many of the iconic set treasures that were close to them. George R. R. Martin, however, being the creator of the fantasy series, is in possession of a rare item that was used as a prop in the original TV show, that is, Drogon’s egg from Season 1.
George R.R. Martin revealed on a recent episode of Ryan Condal’s podcast The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of, “David Benioff and Dan Weiss each took one and they gave me the third. It’s the black egg, so I guess it’s Drogon that I have. That’s pretty cool.”
Martin also talked about his collecting passion: miniature knights, both from history and from fantasy fiction.
George R.R. Martin’s tiny knight collection, from his Not a Blog: https://t.co/CCkzAam1ts pic.twitter.com/l8AErBZsi6
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“I knew I was lost when I started going to the old toy soldier show in Chicago and buying them from dealers and buying custom ones and all that,” Martin remembered. At first, he only had enough of the figures to fill “one little case,” but eventually had enough to pack “an entire room of hundreds if not thousands of these things.”
Do you have a collecting passion as well? If so, what kind of item do you collect? Talk to us in the comments below!
Game of Thrones was like a huge family, consisting of varied personalities coming together to make a great show. No matter how adverse their roles were on-screen, they were quite friendly in real life. Take for example, the case of Cersei’s torturer Septa Unella. The two characters couldn’t see eye to eye in the fantasy series. However, in real life, Hannah Waddingham (Unella) and Lena Headey are close friends. Headey recently congratulated her friend on Instagram when she won her first Emmy Award.
Hannah Waddingham was named outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series during the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night for her role as Rebecca Welton on the beloved Apple+ series Ted Lasso. Headey posted a heartwarming congratulatory message to Waddingham on her Instagram, complete with a picture of Waddingham looking stunning in an asymmetrical peach-colored gown:
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Though Lena never won an Emmy for her performance in Game of Thrones, no matter how deserving it was, we can understand her excitement when she found out her best friend had recently won her first Emmy. We just wish Lena had won her share as well, because she was exceptional on Game of Thrones as Cersei Lannister.
Let’s join Lena Headey in congratulating Hannah Waddingham on her Emmy win. Leave your well wishes in the comments below!
George R. R. Martin is one of the most famous fantasy writers of present times. If not for him, we wouldn’t be having the amazing world of Game of Thrones, HBO’s fantasy epic based on his A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Though much of his fanbase has grown weary of him, for making them wait for the next book in the series ‘Winds of Winter’, he is still a coveted literary figure, and no one can deny his importance in the entertainment industry.
Martin turned 73 on Monday, September 20, 2021, and birthday wishes have been pouring in for the veteran writer. He shared a nice poem about getting old on his blog Not a Blog:
“I grow old… I grow old…
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.
((with thanks to T.S. Eliot))”
It is true that Martin is getting old, and many fans are worried if he’ll ever get to finish his novels. However, it is also true that he has been promising fans he will deliver the much-awaited books, while he is still working on other projects. We can only hope he is true to his word. What do you think about it? Talk to us in the comments below!