Yes, Ms. Headey, please tell us more.

Entertainment Weekly did this thing where they ran a big feature article on Game of Thrones Season 6, and they structured the story around six female characters and interviews with their actresses. And since that story ran, EW’s been running those actresses’ interviews with a bit more detail, one at a time, on their website. Today it’s Lena Headey’s turn to talk about Cersei’s arc in Season 6. There’s some good stuff in there. I’m especially interested in this biz here:

She’s also super emotionally vulnerable in a way she’s never been before. It’s an interesting moment [in the season premiere] when she realized Jaime’s comes back with a dead daughter. [Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] write about Cersei showing nothing – no screaming – and then later there’s a moment with Jaime where she’s broken and it’s so genuine. It’s purely a mother lamenting the purity of her child. I never thought Cersei would say out loud what’s said in this scene; it was quite a beautiful moment. And then it gets all f–ked up.

Ooooooh, please tell us more! Let me pour you some wine and we’ll have a little chat.