Game of Thrones star Lena Headey has suffered a foot injury that will have her in a cast for some six weeks. She revealed as much herself on her Instagram account the other day:
That’s six week of only being able to wear one birkenstock. Our hearts go out to the woman who played Cersei Lannister; we hope that her choices in footwear expand soon. Headey didn’t mention how she got injured, but we’re guessing a castle collapsed while she was inside it. She’s lucky to have gotten out with just this injury.
Of note, Headey’s Game of Thrones costar Natalie Emmanuel, who played Missandei, commented on her post. “Oh nooooo! Hope you have a speedy recovery!” So say we all.
That’s a little funny, since Cersei and Missandei shared exactly two scenes on Game of Thrones. In the first, Cersei had just captured Missandei. In the second, Cersei cut off her head. “Such kind words, considering she had your head cut off,” wrote one fan. “You’re still being quite kind to her after what she did to you?” quipped another.
It’s all in good fun. In all seriousness, here’s hoping that Headey gets on the mend.
Matt Smith will headline Henrik Ibsen play on the London stage
As long as we’re talking about Game of Thrones celebrities, Matt Smith — who stars as Daemon Targaryen in the prequel show House of the Dragon — will appear on the London stage in the lead role of Dr. Stockmann in a new production of Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 play An Enemy of the People, according to Variety. In the play, Dr. Stockmann discovers that the waters of the local baths in his town are contaminated. He is determined to share the truth, but the authorities resist, since they don’t want to lose the money the baths bring in.
The production will be directed by Thomas Ostermeier, whom Smith is a big fan of. “Thomas Ostermeier pushes the form and boundaries of theatre, I have been a fan for quite some time. Seeing his ‘Richard III’ with Lars Erdinger was electric,” the actor said. “When I heard he was interested in coming to the British stage for the first time, with Ibsen’s classic An Enemy of the People, I was delighted to say the least. It is an honor to be able to work with him on this great play and become part of this unique project.”
An Enemy of the People will run at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre from February 6 through April 6 of 2024. That’s well after Smith is expected to finish filming on the second season of House of the Dragon, which is due out on HBO and Max sometime next year.
h/t Evening Standard