Game of Thrones: Lena Headey on those finale twists

June 27, 2016 2:32 AM

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After a stunning series of violent events in the Game of Thrones season 6 finale, “The Winds of Winter,” Cersei Lannister is now the queen of Westeros — and not merely the queen (there have been many queens, obviously, including Cersei, in supporting roles alongside their king) — but rather Cersei is the first female ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. It’s a precedent Daenerys Targaryen expected to set herself, and comes at a steep price after her last remaining child, Tommen, killed himself in reaction to his mother blowing up his wife alongside the rest of her enemies.

What’s so interesting is that Cersei has always wanted control, but she hasn’t necessarily wanted the Iron Throne.

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