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Lena Headey is Cersei Lannister: More ‘A Game of Thrones’ Casting News

September 1, 2009

Sarah ConnorMaureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune has confirmed that Lena Headey (Sarah Connor in the much beloved and canceled-before-its-time Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), has been cast as the deceitful & treacherous queen in the upcoming HBO production of A Game of Thrones. (Pause to catch breath).  This is amazing casting news.  While in the books Cersei has golden hair and fair coloring, Lena is perfect as a a queenly type (as evidenced in her role as the Spartan queen in 300), and I can’t wait to see her as a villain.  Lena is a talented actress with a wide range, and although she does an American accent very convincingly, she is in fact British.  She’ll certainly fit in with the rest of the fabulous cast.  Love it.  This show is getting increasingly awesome by the minute. Click on the link below for the original press release:

The Watcher: Royal HBO role filled by ‘Terminator: Sarah Connor’ actress

Also, I’m near the end of the book on which the series is based, written by George R.R. Martin.  I am recommending it to everyone I know, as it is entertaining, well-written, thought-provoking, funny, clever, and sad.  Martin also doesn’t allow anyone to remain happy for very long, and seems to take joy in making his characters miserable.  What can I say?  Watching so many Whedon shows, Battlestar Galactica, etc. has made me expect the tragedy, to the point that I kind of love it.

Click on the link below to watch Lena in her Queen Gorgo glory:

Clip from 300: Queen Gorgo

2 Comments leave one →
  1. francesca permalink
    September 8, 2009 2:36 pm

    oh my gosh i totally forgot that that was her in 300, it’s funny seeing her w/ an accent!

    • heroine_tv permalink*
      September 8, 2009 6:54 pm

      That’s just evidence of what a great actress Lena is–you totally disassociated her two characters.

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