Game of Thrones star Lena Headey has admitted she wasn't pleased with the way Cersei died in the popular series' final season.
Many fans voiced displeasure over what they felt was an underwhelming death as the collapsing King's Landing buried her and her brother/lover, Jaime, under rubble. They felt Cersei's fall should have come at the hands of Arya Stark or Daenerys Targaryen, both of whom had just cause to exact revenge against the queen. This did come to pass and Headey has now confessed she also didn't like her character's demise.
"I invested as a viewer and I have my favourite characters," Headey told the Guardian. "And I've got a few of my own gripes. But I haven't sat down drunkly with [showrunners] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] yet... I will say I wanted a better death."
"Obviously you dream of your death," she continued. "You could go in any way on that show. So I was kind of gutted. But I just think they couldn't have pleased everyone. No matter what they did, I think there was going to be some big comedown from the climb."
Game of Thrones Season 8 was marred by fan outrage and the general consensus that the fantasy epic's final outing did not live up to lofty expectations. Headey seems to agree with the fans who view the season as being anticlimactic, at least as far as Cersei's exit is concerned.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.