*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
Sweet gods of the old and new, this is some seriously massive Game of Thrones news.
Actress Lena Headey, who starred as the evil Cersei Lannister in the hit HBO show, told crowds at a comic book convention in Munich, Germany, that the show completely scrapped a key scene for her character during the seventh season.
Headey said the scene showed Cersei miscarrying her and Jaime's unborn child. “We shot a scene that never made it into season seven, which was where I lose the baby," she revealed. "And it was a really traumatic, great moment for Cersei, and it never made it in."
“And I kind of loved doing that because I thought it would have served her differently," Headey said.
The evil queen's pregnancy was a hotly debated topic for the final season, since she was supposedly pregnant with her twin brother Jaime's baby, but then told Euron Greyjoy it was his. With this scene, it would've proved the fan theory that she made up the pregnancy and used her unborn child as manipulation false. Without this deleted scene, fans were left to wonder whether she was, in fact, pregnant, and whose baby it was.
Headey also recently opened up to The Guardian about her character's underwhelming fate, which saw her and lover/twin Jaime die under a pile of rubble as the Red Keep crumbled to the ground courtesy of Mad Queen Dany.
“I invested as a viewer and I have my favorite characters," Headey said. "And I’ve got a few of my own gripes. But I haven’t sat down drunkly with David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] yet.”
Drunkenly? So is the wine thing more than just part of her character?
“I will say I wanted a better death," Headey said. “Obviously you dream of your death. You could go in any way on that show. So I was kind of gutted," she said. "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.”
See? We're not alone in wishing things had turned out differently.