On Game of Thrones, Cersei Lannister was occasionally given to feeling bitter than she wasn’t born a man. Why should her twin brother Jaime get to wield a sword and fight his own battles when she was expected to fill a more docile role, she reasoned, especially when they looked so alike that people couldn’t even tell them apart in their youth?
Headey was great at selling Cersei’s pent-up frustration, possibly because Headey, in life, seems to enjoy getting wild. She takes a lot of roles that require her to do action, like 300, The Purge, Dredd and more. And it looks like her new movie Gunpowder Milkshake will take things to a new level, if this still is any indication:
Can you imagine what Game of Thrones would have been like if Cersei had a gun? Totally different story.
Gunpowder Milkshake stars Guardians of the Galaxy star Karen Gillan as Sam and Headey as her assassin mother abandoned her years ago to protect her from a powerful criminal enterprise known as The Firm. “When a high-risk job goes wrong, Sam must choose between serving The Firm and protecting the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl – Emily (Chloe Coleman),” reads the synopsis. “With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive: reunite with her mother (Headey) and her lethal associates The Librarians (Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh and Carla Gugino).”
Headey, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh and Carlo Gugino as a group of assassins? Someone’s been reading my dream journal.
Look for Gunpowder Milkshake to come out sometime this year.
Game of Thrones veterans Jacob Anderson and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson are also staying busy
Meanwhile, in other Game of Thrones celebrity news, Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) has joined the cast of Timestalker, a romantic comedy that chronicles one woman’s unrequited love across several centuries, per Deadline. “This film is my homage to the most romantic epics,” said director Alice Lowe. “Lavish, lush and overflowing with emotion. This film is going to be shameless. All blusher and petticoats and suicidal lovers. The romantic era we all need a pinch of right now. Romance Isn’t dead.”
Alright, sounds like it’s aiming for the fences.
Finally, if you’ve ever wanted to see the Mountain from Game of Thrones jump rope (and do a really job of it), now’s your chance: