Lena Headey made a name for herself with Zack Snyder’s 300 in 2006, but she found superstardom in the cast of Game of Thrones, where she played Cersei Lannister for eight seasons. Fans were enthralled with the badass as he was also lauded with five Emmy Award nominations for the role.
Now, Heady is behind the camera for his upcoming film, The Trap, in which he will make his directorial debut. While Heady can’t promote any projects on the horizon due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, he used the ideas he had for Cersei in that final season of Game of Thrones. The Hollywood Reporter.
When asked if she thinks Cersei’s ending could have been better or if she has anything special in mind for the character, Headey said she definitely has a plan. Spoiler alert for Game of Thrones Season 8.
To be honest, I think we all did because you start writing the story yourself. And [Arya Stark actress Maisie Williams] And I was fantasizing about Cersei and Arya facing off. “This was our dream,” said the actor. But they made different choices.”
A choice the showrunners made left Cersei and her brother/lover Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) to die together when the castle’s dungeon vaults collapsed on them during the looting of King’s Landing. He said he understands the pressure of tying up any loose ends with the show’s hosts.
“I think in retrospect, everybody understands that. You’re in it, and you’re so invested, there’s a moment of, ‘Why?’ But I totally get it.”
In The Trap, Headey’s Thrones co-star Michelle Fairley plays a woman who meets a mysterious young man (James Nelson Joyce) living alone. This project is based on Hoda’s short film, which he also wrote.
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