Lena Headey Wished For A Better Death For Cersei In Game Of Thrones Finale, She’s Not Wrong

Since the finale aired for Game of Thrones, it feels like there hasn’t been much positivity to discuss with regards to the end of this show. Some of the actors have done their best to remain positive and a few have already made comments leaning towards a slightly regretful tone.

To be honest, regretful is kinda how most fans are feeling after Game of Thrones Season 8, a regret that the finale wasn’t quite the end which such a great show truly deserved. I’ve spoken much already about how the final two seasons felt overly rushed and dispensed with character to promote spectacle, so I won’t go over old ground again.

RELATED: Game Of Thrones Headed Back To SDCC 2019 After A Year’s Absence

However, one of the shows biggest stars has expressed a little regret in how her own character was handled, specifically her death. Lena Heady who played the evil Queen Cersei Lannister recently spoke with The Guardian to promote her latest movie The Flood mentioned the ending of the show and how we did wish for a better death for Cersei. As a recap, Cersei was killed by buildings collapsing around her and landing on top of her and her brother/lover Jaime Lannister. Frankly, in my opinion, it was an awful ending for both characters, so what did Heady have to say?

“No, listen, I invested as a viewer and I have my favourite characters. And I’ve got a few of my own gripes. But I haven’t sat down drunkly with David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] yet.”

And what will she say to them?

“I will say I wanted a better death. 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.”

Hmm, I think I disagree there HAD to be a comedown from the climb, as the heartache and the comedown should have been seeing Daenerys throwing away all her dreams through paranoia and lust for power. Cersei’s death, on the other hand, should really have been one of the highlights, and if Jaime had killed her like so many (including me) had predicted from the novels and the character arc, then many people would have been far more satisfied. The butchering of Jaime’s whole character arc was for me the biggest crime of this last season and of course that definitely included Cersei’s role in the final season. Cersei spent roughly all six episodes standing at a balcony smiling like Dick Dastardly while drinking wine, and then she got killed in a pretty uninteresting character moment.

All in all I think many mistakes were made in this final season, but what they did with Cersei and Jaime Lannister is probably the worst, and if I was Lena Heady, I would be a bit peeved with it all as well.

What do you think of Heady’s comments, and do you agree Cersei and Jaime’s fate was one of the worst aspects of Season 8 of Game of Thrones? Leave them if you got them in the usual spot below.

Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook and Twitter using the buttons at the top! Or you can react to the post down below!


Have you checked out LRM Online‘s official podcast feed yet, which includes our flagship podcast Los Fanboys, our premiere podcast Breaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, and our morning show LRMornings? Check it out by listening below. It’s also available on all your favorite podcast apps!

SOURCE: The Guardian

GenreVerse Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The Genreverse Podcast Network? This includes our premiere podcast The Daily CoGBreaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, Nerd Flix & Chill, Marvel Multiverse Mondays, Anime-Versal Review Podcast, and our Star Wars dedicated podcast The Cantina. Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsSpotify |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play Grow Generation

Campbell Clark

Cam is Senior Editor at LRM Online, and has a passion for all things geeky, including sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book movies.

Read Previous

Meh In Bleh: International & When They See Us | Breaking Geek Radio: The Podcast

Read Next

Dave Bautista WASN’T Planning On Leaving Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

This website is using Google Analytics. Please click here if you want to opt-out. Click here to opt-out.