Game of Thrones season 7: Lena Headey on whether Cersei can redeem herself

It doesn't sound as though Cersei will make amends with her brother Jaime

Roisin O'Connor
Monday 12 December 2016 11:59
Comments

Lena Headey has little hope that her Game of Thrones character Cersei will redeem herself before the end of the show.

Speaking to Mashable in a wide-ranging interview that also covered Headey's work with refugees, she said that Cersei does what she needs to do in order to maintain her position of power.

"I don't play her as a villain," Headey said. "I don't set out to do that consciously, I just play a woman who is a survivor and will do exactly what a man would do - which is, you know, murder somebody when you're in a war. Maybe just not directly.

"I think that would ruin it," she explained, after being asked about Cersei's chances of redeeming herself.

So it doesn't sound as though Cersei will make amends with her brother Jaime - or any of the other characters, anytime soon.

Last week the first footage from series seven was unveiled by HBO.

Game of Thrones Season 7 footage features in HBO 2017 trailer

Three characters appeared in the brief snippet: Jon Snow, and Arya and Sansa Stark.

As fans expected, Jon and Sansa have remained together in what appears to be Winterfell, after breaking through the Bolton forces to reclaim their home.

Arya has been freed from what had turned into a slightly tedious storyline in Braavos, and is seen travelling on horseback in Westeros, appeaing to be heading north.

Game of Thrones season seven is expected to air on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK in summer 2017.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in