Lena Headey 'gutted' at how her character Cersei Lannister died in final season of Game of Thrones

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Lena Headey 'gutted' at how her character Cersei Lannister died in final season of Game of Thrones

Lena Headey 'gutted' at how her character Cersei Lannister died in final season of Game of Thrones

Lena Headey has said she is “gutted” at how her character died in the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones.

The British actress starred as scheming queen Cersei Lannister in HBO’s fantasy epic, which ended after eight seasons in April.

The final seasons were controversial among fans who were disappointed by a clunky plot and the fate of their favourite characters.

Headey said she “had a few of her own gripes” to bring up with showrunners David Benioff and Daniel Weiss who adapted the series from George RR Martin’s a Song of Ice and Fire books.

Cersei Lannister and her brother-lover Jamie died when they were crushed by falling masonry. (HBO / Helen Sloan)

“I invested as a viewer and I have my favourite characters. And I’ve got a few of my own gripes. But I haven’t sat down drunkly with David and Dan yet,” she told The Guardian.

She added that if she had the chance she would say: “I wanted a better death.”

“Obviously you dream of your death,” she said.

“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.”

Lena Headey is starring in upcoming film The Flood. (PA)

Cersei and her brother and lover Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) died when they were crushed by falling masonry.

Headey also said she is “good” following the end of the long-running series.

She is starring in upcoming drama film The Flood, as a hardened immigration officer who must decide if an asylum seeker whose case she has been referred is telling the truth.