Lena Headey says her ruthless character on the show, Cersei Lannister, is “just damaged.”
Oh sure: She’s in an incestuous relationship with her just-returned one-handed brother, and their son, illegitimate king Joffrey Baratheon, is a terror. And Cersei tends to drink a lot. But on Wednesday’s “Late Night,” Headey asked Seth Meyers not to judge her too harshly.
“She’s just damaged,” Headey said. “And complicated.”
“She definitely killed people,” Meyers said.
Anyone on the show can die at any time. Headey says she doesn’t read the books on which its based, but Meyers does. He asked Headey to read his face for spoilers.
They also talked about her hosting gig on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Headey says she loves drag. Meyers observed that the difference between “Game of Thrones” and “Drag Race” is that “Drag Race” has “more queens.”
Watch the interview: