Game of Thrones: Lena Headey reveals major Cersei scene scrapped from season 8

She hinted at further disappointment with HBO show

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 19 June 2019 08:49 BST
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Lena Headey has revealed further disappointment with Game of Thrones after revealing a crucial Cersei Lannister scene was scrapped from the show’s penultimate season.

Days after Headey said she was “gutted” her character didn’t have a more memorable ending, the British star – who appeared in the HBO show since its 2011 premiere – divulged details of a cut scene that would have cleared up a certain mystery.

The mystery in question surrounded Cersei’s pregnancy. In season seven, fans discovered the queen was pregnant – but many were left wondering whether she was telling the truth or fabricating the pregnancy in order to manipulate her brother Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) into staying at King’s Landing.

In the eighth and final season, Cersei’s pregnancy was barely mentioned, save for a moment in which she suggested her unborn baby belonged to Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek).

After failing to be cleared up ahead of her death in the penultimate episode, fans were left scratching their heads wondering what the truth really was.

Headey shed some light on the storyline at ComicCon in Germany, revealing that an important moment in Cersei’s storyline would have cleared up that particular question.

“We shot a scene that never made it into season seven, which was where I lose the baby,” she said. “It was a really traumatic, great moment for Cersei, and it never made it in, and I kind of loved doing that because I thought it would have served her differently.”

Last week, Richard Madden - who played Robb Stark - revealed he was glad to be one of the earlier stars to leave the show.

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