Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones was one of the least loved (aka most hated) characters on the show. But let’s give it to the character because everything he did, he did for the sake of his 3 children: Joffrey Baratheon, Tommen Baratheon and Myrcella Baratheon. Interestingly, did you know that the actress was also pregnant in real life while filming the show?
Well, let us tell you it’s true. In fact, Lena was pregnant twice while the show was in production. The actress was pregnant with her first child, Wylie, during the first season of GoT. She was then pregnant with her second child, Teddy, while filming the show’s sixth season in 2015.
During the first season of Game of Thrones, the creators used a body double to hide the changing shape of the actress’s body. They also made sure Lena Headey wore long, flowing dresses and tunics to hide the pregnancy.
During a 2013 conversation with Lena Headey, Vulture questioned the actress about her pregnancy when she began filming the first season of Game of Thrones. Speaking about filming the show, the actress who played Cersei Lannister said, “We just hid the pregnancy. But even after that, I’m not a naturally pregnant person, so I was having all these horrible post-pregnancy hormonal moments, mentally, and that’s a completely different thing – I wasn’t happy. But that helped play Cersei. “
In a past conversation with The Sun, Lena Headey admitted that she had problems during the first season of Game Of Thrones. She had told the publication: “It was horrible, I had postpartum depression but I didn’t know it. I saw a doctor for the medical check-up and I burst into tears. I did the first year (of GoT) in that space, discovering motherhood and going through a strange time personally. It was complicated “
Well, we have that Lena was a mother lion both on screen as Cersei and off.
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