Lena Headey Revealed ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Cut Cersei Lannister’s Miscarriage Scene

If anything has been made clear since Game of Thrones ended back in May, it’s that fans are seriously disappointed with the way the show closed out more than a handful of storylines. But it’s been revealed that at least one of those characters almost had a different storyline, which could have made them much more intriguing in later episodes.

According to Lena Headey, who played Cersei Lannister, her character was supposed to have a miscarriage in season 7.

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What did Lena Headey say about Cersei Lannister’s miscarriage?

The actress opened up about Cersei Lannister’s miscarriage while speaking at a comic book convention in Germany in June 2019. The scene was supposed to appear in the penultimate season.

“We shot a scene that never made it into season 7, which was where I lose the baby. And it was a really traumatic, great moment for Cersei, and it never made it in,” she said. “And I kind of loved doing that because I thought it would have served her differently.”

She continued, “Of course, we’re not exactly sure what made the show’s creators scrap the scene, but we can’t say it isn’t interesting to at least think about how that moment may have changed things.”

Who was Cersei Lannister pregnant by?

She appeared to be pregnant by her brother, Jaime Lannister. But she told Euron Greyjoy he was the father to legitimize the child as the next in line for the throne. Yep — just as she did when she was married to King Robert Baratheon.

What happened to Cersei Lannister’s other children?

Lannister had three children: Prince Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen.

Prince Joffrey died from poisoned wine. But he had it coming, depending on who you ask. Joffrey killed people (we miss you, Ned Stark), tortured people, abused women, and so, so much more.

Ellaria Sand poisoned Myrcella. Sand killed her as revenge against Lannister for the death of her lover, Oberyn Martell.

Tommen committed suicide after Lannister killed his friends and wife, Margaery.

Baratheon ostensibly fathered all of the children. However, Jaime was the birth father.

What happened to Cersei Lannister?

She died with her brother as Daenerys Targaryen rained dragon-fire down on King’s Landing. Their other brother, Tyrion, later found them, crushed by stones.

Fans were furious with how Cersei died, as viewers hoped she would experience brutal death at the hands of one of her many rivals.

Even Headey has expressed some dissatisfaction with the death.

“Obviously you dream of your death,” Headey told The Guardian of the scene. “You could go in any way on that show. So I was kind of gutted. 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.”

While it’s unclear what kind of impact Cersei Lannister’s miscarriage would have had on the show, it’s interesting to think about where it could have taken the series. Oh well.