Lena Headey played the role of Cersei Lannister in the famous epic fantasy show Game of Thrones. The show was an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. The heavily star-studded show was created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. Headey played a prominent role alongside Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington. The actress revealed the shocking reaction of the fans towards her character.
Headey played a vicious role in the television series, which led to people developing hate for her character. However, it became a problem when fans expressed their feeling about her character to her face.
Lena Headey opens up on fan clubs of her Game of Thrones character
Lena Headey played a prominent role in one of the greatest television shows ever, Game of Thrones. She played the character of Cersei, the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, married to King Robert Baratheon. Her main character attributes were her lust for power, scheming, and transgressive viewpoint, and she would go to any length to protect her children. The character was also famous as she had been involved in an incestuous affair with her twin brother, Jaime. All three of Cersei’s children were Jaime’s, which was not known by her husband Robert.
The character of Cersei received lots of flak from the fans of the books and the show. The actress opened up on the fan reaction in an interview with Conan on TBS. On being asked about the fan reaction to her character, Headey replied,
“I mean I guess its a compliment, it is when you’re buying a table and someone’s like ‘you are that f*cking b*tch of…’”
She added that she gets these hate reactions all the time. However, she feels more concerned when people say they love her character. Headey added,
“People say I love her and I kind of worry more for them.”
The show comprised eight seasons, and it winded up in 2019.
Christian Bale had a similar incident with American Psycho
The Dark Knight star Christian Bale played the role of a cynical person who is a New York City investment banker but also had a double life as a serial killer. The actor revealed in an interview that he had to frequent the Wall Street trading floors to prepare for his role as Patrick Bateman and to get a feel of his work. He recalled having numerous memorable encounters with people who had read Bret Easton Ellis’ book.
“When there still was the Wall Street trading floors and everything, I went and visited, you know, all different levels of people at Wall Street. But the guys on the trading floor, when I arrived there before making the film… I got there and a bunch of ’em were going, “Oh, Patrick Bateman!” and patted me on the back and going, “Oh yeah, we love him!” And I was like… yeah, ironically, right?”
“So it was always worrying, even back then. But you know, clearly, it’s a satire on capitalism in the ’80s, and as such is so bloody far-fetched and ridiculous that, you know, to me, I can’t help but think it’s hilarious.”
The Wall Street workers did not understand what he meant. Anyone who has read the book or seen the film would not appreciate Patrick’s despicable and malicious character. The actor was stunned by people’s reaction to Patrick Bateman’s character in the film.
Game of Thrones is streaming on Max, and American Psycho is available for rent on Apple TV.