Lena Headey had a more spectacular alternate Game of Thrones ending 3 months ago

Lena Headey had a more spectacular alternate Game of Thrones ending

Yep, that's a much better idea.

It's been a whole four years and a pandemic since the world tuned in for the finale of Game of Thrones and it's fair to say some of us are still processing our feelings about it.


To say it was a disappointment is an understatement, with so many plotlines we wished to see go a different way from what David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had in store.

Turns out, it's not just fans who were left annoyed, the actors themselves had a much different idea of how they wanted to the final season to go.

Lena Headey, who played the iconic baddie Cersei Lannister, has been very candid about not being happy with her ending in the past.

Ultimately, Cersei met her demise in the show's penultimate episode, where she and brother Jaime were crushed by falling bricks in the crumbling Red Keep during Daenerys Targaryen's attack on King's Landing.


Lena Headey had great alternate ending for Cersei in Game of Thrones

Headey has admitted before that she was "gutted" about her character's end, and has now revealed she had a much better idea for how she wanted it all to go down.

"I think all of us did [want different endings], to be honest, because you start trying to write the story yourself," she told The Hollywood Reporter this week.


"And [Arya Stark actress Maisie Williams] and I would fantasize about a Cersei and Arya showdown; that she would come back as Jaime. That was our dream. But they made different choices."

"I think in hindsight, everybody understands that. You’re in it, and you’ve been so invested, there’s a moment of, 'Why?' But I absolutely get it."

Being completely honest, Headey's version of Cersei going face to face with Arya disguised as Jaime sounds absolutely brilliant, and it just makes us a little sadder to think we'll never get that final showdown.

Asked if she ever missed the show, she said:


"No. I miss the people — because you fall in love with people, and you create these family units. So that takes a little while to go though. There’s a weird grief from those relationships.

"But I don’t miss it. We did it. We put everything into it. It changed everyone’s fucking world, and we’ll always have it."

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