Redemption? Please. There's no changing "Game of Thrones" Queen Cersei Lannister, and Lena Headey wouldn't have it any other way.

There are only two seasons left to the HBO series, and Headey knows it wouldn't make sense for her character to suddenly have a massive change of heart and, you know, not try to kill everyone who gets in her way of power. But does that make her a villain or just ruthless with ambition? Not all Slytherins are evil, you know. (Team Snape for life.)

"I don't play her as a villain," Lena Headey told Mashable. "I don't set out to do that consciously, I just play a woman who is a survivor and will do exactly what a man would do — which is, you know, murder somebody when you're in a war. Maybe just not directly."

Mashable asked if Headey had any hopes that Cersei might redeem herself before the end, and that's when the star replied, "No. I think that would ruin it."

Agreed. She's a fun and fascinating antihero. Just keep her away from too much wine and wildfire and she might not burn the rest of King's Landing and Westeros to the ground in Season 7.

By the way, you should check out what Headey does in her real life, when she's not filming GoT, which is help produce photography series like this one, which was inspired by her visit to a refugee camp over the summer. She's a real-life hero ... who happens to play less of one on TV. And that's just how we like it.

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Game of Thrones
HBOTVMAApril 17, 2011
Based on 29 critics

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