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With Cersei, it’s been eight years, so that character is big in people’s minds, and now it’s over. That tiny TV show. People sort of forget the work previous, which is a very different thing. It’s part of the next life. I appreciate all that success, and if it brings with it the fact that people think that’s it, I’m very happy to show them differently.
This Game of Thrones viewer can recall Lena Headey’s work long before she took on the intimidating role of Cersei. In fact, she was one of the recognizable faces that started with the show. Before starring on the HBO hit, she gave memorable turns in Zac Snyder’s hit flick 300 as well as in the lead role as Sarah Conner in Fox’s sci-fi series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
It is also worth mentioning that Lena Headey was great in the 2009 thriller Tell Tale. After that, during her time on Game of Thrones, she also turned in an understatedly spectacular performance in 2015’s Zipper.
Hence, she has already proven she has what it takes to make good on showing viewers the other facets of her acting abilities. Lena Headey has a range. She has more in store after wowing audiences as the cunning Cersei.
Now that filming for Game of Thrones is over, there should be a mountain of offers piling up for her to take on her next big role. It will be interesting to find out what that will be.
Lena Headey was around before Game of Thrones, and there is every reason to believe her career will keep going strong after it. Find out how the ending chapter of Cersei’s story concludes when Game of Thrones' final season premieres. Season 8 starts Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.