The “Games of Thrones” cast and crew might have to watch out for a little one on set next season. Lena Headey, who portrays Cersei Lannister, is pregnant with her second child. Headey, 41, revealed that she hoped the announcement would make the paparazzi back off.
“I’m happy to confirm that I’m having my second child this summer,” Headey told People in a statement. “I only hope that this announcement can help me to regain some of the privacy I have recently lost to prying photographers and ask that they please respect my privacy and let me enjoy this time.”
The "300" actress did not say who the father was, but a year ago she revealed that she was concerned she wouldn’t have more children without a man in her life. “My dream is to have more kids,” Heady told the Telegraph last March. “I love being a mum and that’s been the hardest thing for me, trying to put to bed my desire to have more children. But there’s always adoption.”
Headey has one child, Wylie, 4, from her previous marriage to musician Peter Loughran. They divorced in 2013 after six years of marriage. As a single mother, Headey can’t really embrace her wild side—but her character Cersei Lannister can. “You know that side of you that’s a hedonist? I can no longer do those things, so Cersei’s a good channel for me,” Headey told Net-A-Porter. “It’s fun to play a morally questionable person. Cersei has no empathy for anybody.”
Don't expect the "morally questionable" Cersei to be pregnant. Those looking for a baby bump probably won’t find it in “Game of Thrones” Season 5. Filming finished in December, so Headey likely didn’t have a bump to cover. With a summer due date, Headey may even have her baby before she is scheduled to return to set for Season 6. Of course, that’s assuming her character stays alive through Season 5.
“Game of Thrones” Season 5 premieres Sunday, April 12 on HBO.