Lena Headey AKA Cersei On ‘Game Of Thrones’ Says THIS Scene In The Finale Was Originally ‘Meant To Be Worse’
The finale for season six of Game of Thrones is probably the best finale the series has seen thus far, with Daenerys finally setting sail for Westeros, Jon Snow being proclaimed the KINGUHDANORF and Cersei Lannister blowing up the Great Sept of Baelor with a cache of wildfire hidden underneath the city. And while we saw her pyrotechnics kill a slew of characters (Margaery and Loras Tyrell, Mace Tyrell, the High Sparrow, Lancel, etc.), there was one scene following immediately afterwards that was apparently “meant to be worse” than what us peasantly viewers got to see: Cersei torturing Septa Unella.
Right after Cersei promises Unella that death is not coming anytime soon, Ser Gregor Clegane strolls in to presumably torture her, with Cersei walking out of the room chanting “Shame, shame, shame,” just as Unella did to her during her penance walk. The door shuts, and all we hear are Unella’s screams – however according to Lena Headey, the actress who plays Cersei, that scene had to be dumbed down for audiences:
“It’s so filthy. It’s so great. Everybody’s witnessed what happened with the two of them.
“I don’t think people will be able to help going, ‘Yes!’ But it’s so depraved, it’s brilliant. The scene was meant to be worse, but they couldn’t do it. This is like the tame version. It’s pretty bad still, though. I’d take being exploded in the Sept over that any day.”(via)
What could The Mountain possibly have done that’s worse than what we’ve already seen on this show? Actually, I take that back – there’s a lot we haven’t seen. We haven’t seen anyone get eaten alive, we haven’t seen anyone eat pudding and we haven’t seen anyone get snapped in half by a dude who’s 6’9” and weighs more than 400 pounds.
Yeah…maybe it’s a good thing that bit got cut. Unless they were going the pudding route, of course.