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Lena Headey Weighs in On Her Big Scene in This Week’s Game of Thrones (SPOILERS)

May 14, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Game of Thrones - The Bells

Warning: Spoilers follow for Game of Thrones.

Lena Headey discussed Cersei Lannister’s big moment in this week’s episode of Game of Thrones. Cersei met her end in “The Bells,” being crushed underneath the Red Keep as it collapsed on top of them amidst Daenerys and Drogon’s rampage through the city.

Talking about Cersei’s actions in the episode, Headey said, “She starts off in this final season trapped in a web of her own making, as is usual with Cersei. She’s desperately unhappy and everything that’s happened becomes more real than it ever has for her. She starts to lose control of the situation. She’s destroyed every good alliance, connection, love in her life — she was always destined to be alone. And until the very, very last minute, she is, as ever, in denial of what’s actually happening.”

As for her final scene, she says that it was a fitting, “perfect end.”

“I think the important thing is that Jaime had a chance at freedom [with Brienne] and finally liberated himself from Cersei, which I think the audience will be thrilled about,” Headey said. “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. It’s the most authentic connection she’s ever had. Ultimately they belong together.”

The show’s series finale airs Sunday at 9 PM ET/PT on HBO.