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Lena Headey Reveals 'Game of Thrones' Cut a Miscarriage Scene for Cersei

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27:  Actor Lena Headey of 'Fighting With My Family' attends the Pizza Hut Lounge during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Pizza Hut)
Matt Winkelmeyer

Game of Thrones fans spent nearly two years guessing how the final season would go down. Predictions and theories swarmed social media and fan pages, and debates were had around kitchen tables and bars.

One of the major topics of these theories was about Cersei Lannister’s pregnancy. Many people were skeptical of the validity of the queen's baby, which was announced conveniently right on time as a last-ditch effort to manipulate her lover-brother, Jaime.

Fans were distrustful of Cersei (she kind of earned it, after all), and debated that she was likely infertile based on the prophecy from Maggy the Frog, who told her that she would become queen, but would have only three children.

This prophecy, along with Cersei’s reputation, made the possibilities for her "pregnancy" endless. While fans are overwhelming disappointed with how the last season played out, it seems that the creators of the show had an equally tough time deciding what to do with the fate of Cersei and her child.

Lena Headey, who played the character, revealed at Munich Comic Con that she shot a scene, which ultimately was cut, in which Cersei had a miscarriage. Complex reports that the actress said she was a little disappointed that the scene wasn't included, as it was a "traumatic, great moment for Cersei."

Including this scene would have diminished all doubts about Cersei’s pregnancy, and would have likely been the last time we saw a soft side of the character. Headey agrees that it would have given her a different depth, saying, “I kind of loved doing that because I thought it would've served her differently.”

As many know, we got to see Cersei’s emotional side once more as her and Jaime were fatally crushed by the wreckage of the Red Keep, a death Headey has publicly expressed disappointment about.

Fans can only hope this deleted scene will one day leak, so we can decide for ourselves what would've been a better path for our favorite villainous queen.