Lena Headey has been the more silent of the two Lannister twins, with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talking about Game of Thrones on a couple of occasions. But recently an Imagine Me & You fan site had the opportunity to do a Q&A with Lena and she answered a few Thrones questions. Below are the Thrones questions, be sure to hit up the whole interview to hear her thoughts on motherhood and obsessive fans.
How is life over in the UK? Are you ready to go back to work on “Game of Thrones”?
Life back in the uk is er …. ok, but i love Los Angeles dammit, there i said it… though its good to be near great friends. I am excited and nervous about going back to work, very ready and not ready one bit.
Have you read the novels that the series is based on and what drew you to the role of “Cersei”?
No and she’s a curious woman, a hard shell but inside i believe there is deep paranoia and a growing madness.
You are working once again with Peter Dinklage on GoT. What memories do you have of working with him on “Ultra”?
We giggled ALOT, mostly at a cat driving a car, i’ll let him explain that one. i am very happy to be working with him again, he is playing a great character and i hope we get some story lines together.
Is there anything you can relate to with the character you play in the Games of Thrones?
God no… apart from being a mum now, i am excited about bringing a whole new experience to my work.
Aside from Games of Thrones, are they any other projects that we can look forward to?
i haven’t worked in so long. i seemed to be offered alot of work when i was pregnant.. obviously i was unable to do any of it.
Describe your character in “Game of Thrones” in 5 words or less.
smart , insecure, ferociously maternal, cutthroat, paranoid.
Would love to know how you are approaching the role of Cersei for Game of Thrones seeing as it’s pretty much the first time you’ve been cast in a “villainous” role. Are you looking forward to playing someone the audience will hopefully love to hate?
I am so looking forward to be a villain for once … i am usually cast as the good moral person.. i shall indulge my imagination in this role.. and just about resist the urge to be ULTRA villainous.
What kind of reseach did you do for your role in Game of Thrones? Have you met George R. R. Martin to discuss your interpretation of the role of Cersei?
I met George though we didn’t discuss,he was enjoying a lovely pint or two in scotland with the rest of the cast, i was pregnant…. i think he trusts us to do him proud.
Winter Is Coming: Well despite not reading the books, I would say her description of Cersei is spot-on. I have faith that Lena is going to do a fantastic job as Cersei. I can’t wait to see her, especially in her scenes with Peter Dinklage. And Nikolaj. Hell, the whole Lannister clan is going to be great.