Lena Headey Says ‘Game of Thrones’ Cut ‘Traumatizing’ Scene of Cersei’s Miscarriage

IndieWire | 6/20/2019 | Staff
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One of the biggest complaints made about the final season of “Game of Thrones” was that the writers completely wasted series MVP Lena Headey. The Emmy nominee appeared only briefly during the six-episode season as her character, Cersei Lannister, was largely sidelined from the main story. According to Headey, she shot more Cersei scenes for “Thrones” that ended up on the cutting room floor. One axed moment depicted Cersei having a miscarriage.

“We shot a scene that never made it into season seven, which was where I lose the baby, and it was a really traumatic, great moment for Cersei,” Headey revealed at a fan convention in Germany (via The Wrap). “It never made it in, and I kind of loved doing that because I thought it would have served her differently.”

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Headey filmed the scene for the show’s controversial penultimate episode, “The Bells,” the same installment that saw Cersei dying alongside her brother Jaime in the cellar of the Red Keep. The scene would have brought closure to the dangling plot thread of Cersei’s unborn child. Cersei told Jaime she was pregnant with his child in Season 7, then spent the final season premiere scheming to ensure the people of...
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