“Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey teased her character’s rise and descent in the final season of HBO’s monster-hit show — but only in the most literal, and least spoilery of ways.
“I can’t tell you anything apart from I descend some stairs and ascend some stairs,” the actress said at TheWrap’s interview studio at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Headey attended Sundance to promote her film “Fighting With My Family” alongside Nick Frost, Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden and WWE superstar Paige.
“What about that for a spoiler?” director Stephen Merchant chimed in. “But why is she going up and why is she going down?”
But will we see Headey’s Cersei Lannister sporting short hair again in the eighth season?
“I still have the turnip, yeah,” she said. “My favorite wig ever.”
What does it all mean? Does it hint at the ultimate rise for the former Queen Regent who in the past seven years has faced extreme loss. Formally having had luscious locks, in season 5, her hair was cut off after confessing to adultery with her cousin Lancel.
The last we saw of Cersei was that she was meeting with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) to negotiate an armistice while the White Walkers become a big threat. But of course, Cersei has other plans.
“Game of Thrones” will return for its eighth season on April 14.
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