Lena Headey reflects on Cersei Lannister's arc in 'Game of Thrones'
May 14 2019
"It's maybe the first time that Cersei has been at peace".
For anyone who'd paid attention to the prophecies in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series, that final moment might not exactly ring true to what had been presaged for the queen's end. She's not a swordsman or anything, but she usually has another trick up her sleeve. "I think the biggest surprise is he came back for her. Cersei realizes just how she loves him and just how much he loves her".
She said: 'The more we talked about it the more it seemed like the ideal end for her. [Cersei and Jaime] came into the world together and now they leave together. "You look at those people who have been closest to her for such a long time, and nearly all of them have either turned on her or died, and she's very much alone", Benioff recapped.
"I think he knows that they belong together, they came into this world together, that they need to go out of this world together", Weiss surmised.
Just as "Coffeegate" was about to simmer down, "Game of Thrones" is serving up another hot screw up.
But the siblings-turned-lovers soon found their exit blocked and embraced each other as the roof collapsed and they came to a romantic demise.
Jon Snow (Kit Harington) who is not only the rightful heir to the Iron Throne but also the most competent leader has said numerous times he doesn't want it. Khaleesi, the name for queen in the fictional Dothraki language, is even more popular than the dragon-riding character's actual name of Daenerys, which was given to 163 baby girls in 2018.
"She starts off in this final season trapped in a web of her own making, as is usual with Cersei", Headey told the outlet.
She said: 'I'm heavily unemployed now'. But [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] obviously know what they're doing and were adamant Cersei would do what she had to do. Valonqar is the High Valyrian word for "little brother", and Jaime was the twin born after Cersei.
But you can bet the Game of Thrones showrunners were up to something completely wacky when writing "The Bells", and as the episode's events unfolded, fans were absolutely feeling some type of way about what took place - mostly, the actions taken by one fan favorite character: Daenerys.