Lena Headey was “gutted” her Game of Thrones character Cersei Lannister didn’t receive a more fitting death scene in the final series.
Cersei was one of the few characters to survive for the entire run of the notoriously brutal HBO fantasy show, establishing herself as the despotic ruler of the continent of Westeros by season eight.
After seeing so many other characters killed off, Lena had thought a lot about her own death scene, and was disappointed when Cersei and her brother and estranged lover Jaime were crushed by the rubble of Westeros’ capital King’s Landing rather than going out in a blaze of glory.
“I will say I wanted a better death,” the British actress told UK newspaper The Observer. “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.”
The star is still in touch with her old Game of Thrones cast mates, and is also planning to sit down with the show’s creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss to discuss her issues with the critically panned final series.
“I invested as a viewer and I have my favourite characters,” she revealed. “And I’ve got a few of my own gripes. But I haven’t sat down with David and Dan (D.B. Weiss) yet.”
The 45-year-old also said that the end of the show last month hasn’t stopped all its stars gossiping via WhatsApp messages. “We’re all on a giant WhatsApp group which is a daily pile-on,” she added. “It’s hilarious. You can tell who’s been partying on that one.”
Now that’s one group chat we’d REALLY like to be part of.