For all of the things that we love and obsess over on HBO’s brilliant “Game Of Thrones“, there are definitely a couple elements that we love to hate. Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey, is one of them.
George R.R. Martin gets the lion’s share of credit here for Cersei’s creation, but we also have to hand it to Headey and her wonderfully cold, calculated and often infuriating (in a good way) portrayal. MTV News caught up with Headey recently at HBO’s Golden Globes after-party, where she gave a little preview of what Cersei will be up to in season two.
“She loses things that she loves and she loses her mind slowly,” Headey said. “And she kind of goes to war with Tyrion.”
Those of us who’ve read Martin’s books might have a pretty good idea to what she’s referring to, although we can never be certain. I, for one, would welcome an unexpected death that wasn’t in the second book, “A Clash Of Kings.”
Speaking of Cersei’s war with Tyrion, we asked Headey what she enjoys most about her scenes with Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Peter Dinklage, particularly because the dynamic between them is so electric onscreen.
“Because I know him and we’ve got a real comfortable relationship and he’s so good that you raise everything,” she said of the joys of working with Dinklage. “You raise your game to join in and I love that, that’s a challenge.”
What do you hope to see from Cersei Lannister in season two? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter!