Cersei Lannister has been *a* queen on "Game of Thrones" for all six seasons to date. But she is now finally *the* queen of the Seven Kingdoms.

In the truly epic supersized Season 6 finale, "The Winds of Winter," Cersei killed off Queen Margaery (Natalie Dormer) and a ton of other people, and basically shrugged off the suicide of her son King Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman). Toward the end of the episode, she took the Iron Throne for herself as the very first solo queen of Westeros.

However, not even Lena Headey thinks Cersei will stay on that chair for long.

"No. Surely not! Not a chance in hell,"' Headey told Entertainment Weekly after the finale. "It's a moment of punctuation in the madness." She said she isn't sure who'll take over, but she admitted she got goosebumps reading "The ships are coming," with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) on the way. Headey said she assumes "there's going to be one helluva battle" for King's (Queen's?) Landing, but said no one tells her anything for sure. (Season 7 should start filming pretty soon, if they keep to the usual schedule of around late July to late November, but they may not with the two shortened final seasons.)

Headey also said she's excited to see Cersei and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) back together, and she mentioned him again when discussing Cersei's eventual fate.

People don't last long on the Iron Throne, EW noted, but Headey isn't afraid of her character dying. "I've always said that when it happens, as long as it's kinda glorious and gory and it's by the right person..." Who is that right person? She continued, "I think it has to be Arya or Tyrion."

Arya crossed Walder Frey's name off her list in the finale, but Cersei's name still needs to be addressed. However, Headey noted, "No one would relish her death as much as" Tyrion. EW told Headey she'd love to do that scene with her friend Peter Dinklage, and she agreed. "Love. Maybe we could have a dying kiss or something."

Here are some alternate suggestions: Since Cersei loves fire as much as the Mad King, why not let her die by dragonfire? Or do the ultimate twist and don't kill her at all -- send her to The Wall as the first female member of the Night's Watch. If we can have solo queens for the first time -- in King's Landing, the Iron Islands, Meereen -- surely Cersei can break the gender barrier at Castle Black. She'd be Lord Commander in no time.

*Spoiler section*

Speculation aside, there's always Maggy the Frog's prophecy for Cersei, from George R.R. Martin's book "A Feast for Crows." It is foretold that "Queen you shall be... until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear," which Cersei took to mean Margaery Tyrell, but fans always suspected was Daenerys Targaryen. Maggy also told Cersei her death would come from the hands of "the valonqar," which is High Valyrian for "little brother": "...And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you." Cersei thought that meant Tyrion Lannister, but some fans think it means her twin brother Jaime.


Read Headey's full EW interview for more, including the interesting tidbit that the "depraved" Septa Unella scene was originally meant to be even worse. Maybe we'll get that scene on the Season 6 Blu-ray/DVD.

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