Today, Comic-Con announced the official 2015 San Diego Comic-Con schedule. HBO’s Game of Thrones will be participating in the annual convention but Lena is not expected to attend. Take a look below:
Friday, July 10: 2:30PM-3:30PM, Hall H
Game of Thrones: Seth Meyers moderating a panel that includes EP Carolyn Strauss, director David Nutter and cast members Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie , Liam Cunningham, Natalie Dormer, Conleth Hill, Hannah Murray, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten and Maisie Williams.
Each week, TVLine.com releases who they felt delivered the performance of the week. Unsurprisingly, Lena’s performance during the season finale of Game of Thrones titled, “Mother’s Mercy” earned her top honours.
If we hadn’t recognized Lena Headey for her devastating turn in Game of Thrones‘ fifth season finale, we would’ve deserved a walk of shame of our own. During the course of the episode, Headey took the Queen Regent — already at a personal low after weeks held in the High Sparrow’s prison — to Cersei’s nadir. Headey elegantly wove her character’s haughty nature into even the most groveling of confessions; though Cersei admitted to sinning, the actress’ face showed that the royal clearly thought she’d pulled one over on the priest by keeping the worst stuff to herself. Headey’s just-got-slapped reaction to the High Sparrow’s ominous mention of “atonement”? Perfection.
Thus began Headey’s subtle, beautiful portrayal of a woman burning with thoughts of revenge. Sure, the naked (via body double) walk through King’s Landing is what got people talking, but everything worth remembering happened above the shoulders, playing out in Headey’s eyes. We saw embarrassment, fury and disgrace seething behind the actress’ regal carriage, which Headey held together — even through chamber-pot dumpings! — until the gates of the Red Keep. Only there did Headey allow Cersei’s tenuously maintained façade to dissolve into angry tears. Bravo to Headey for conveying so much while saying — and, in a sense, wearing — so little.
Honourable Mentions: Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Anna Friel (American Odyssey) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Warning: This story discusses a sequence from the Game of Thrones season 5 finale…
Even on the sunny Game of Thrones set, surrounded by a friendly production team and tourist-trap bars, the sequence was profoundly disturbing to witness: A naked woman, cropped hair, scabbed head, walking through narrow streets as a furious crowd screamed obscenities: “Liar! Slut! Whore!” The fallen woman, her face a stunned mask of blown-out devastation, performing a penance walk—the likes of which modern Hollywood audiences have never seen.
Last October in Dubrovnik, Emmy nominee Lena Headey munched on a slice of pizza between takes in the city’s Old Town district while shooting Cersei Lannister’s climatic Walk of Shame for Sunday’s finale. The sequence took three grueling days to shoot, and while Headey might not have been naked herself during all the shots (a body double was used), she still had to pass through the hostile jeering mud-slinging crowd over and over again, trying to silently convey a progressive journey of complex emotions as Cersei reaches her lowest point—then ultimately finds a spark of strength as she’s lifted up by her resurrected savior, The Mountain.
“It’s not hard when people are screaming at you and you look like shit and you’re being f–king humiliated to figure out how that would feel,” Headey says. “There’s a part of you that’s f–king terrified. I can’t even imagine people wanting your blood. Cersei has done wrong, but she doesn’t really deserve this.”
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Working on a Game of Thrones musical, Chris Martin and Coldplay turn to the show’s cast for inspiration.