Lena Headey reveals she got drunk and gave away 'Game Of Thrones' spoilers
You know when someone tells you something and your sworn to secrecy, but you have this nagging urge to share it with someone else? How soon you spill the gossip (or whether you do at all) varies from person to person, but it can be difficult to keep your trap shut when the story is really good.
Now, just imagine what it's like being an actor on Game of Thrones. It's rare for a long-running series like this to have a fanbase that are quite so obsessive about what's going to happen next, with a plethora of fan theories online predicting what will happen to the citizens of Westeros and who will end up on the Iron Throne. When you're a star of a show like that, even in a small role, you'll have everyone you meet, whether it's fans, press, or your own family, asking you for details.
This has only become more intense in the last year or so, as we're all eagerly awaiting the final season of the hit fantasy series. So far, most of the cast have managed to keep their lips sealed over what's going down, but apparently Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, let slip some major details when she'd had a few too many...
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, she revealed that she has only shared the details of the upcoming season with one person, but made sure that they kept quiet. "I think I’ve drunkenly done it [told a spoiler] to someone and then the next day, hunted them down and made them sign in blood not to say anything," she said.
"I think people will be surprised at every turn this season," she said of season eight, but was careful not to say too much more. When she was asked about what it has been like keeping quiet about the story she's been a part of for eight years, she has mixed feelings:
"I mean, it's kind of great. It's part of the success, you know, being consumed with it and what's happening. I think it's just frustrating when you do interviews for Thrones and actually can't say anything."
The interviewer, referring to comments Nikolaj Coster-Waldau said about his character, Jaime, recently, asked her what she had hoped for Cersei throughout the show, and whether she ever anticipated that she could bite the dust, like so many others have before her.
"Yeah, I think I had many fantasies about how Cersei would - if she were to - die. But I think it was, every year, anyone's lying if they say they didn't kind of rush to the end of each script and go, 'Oh, PHEW!'"
Game of Thrones' eighth and final season will be airing on April 14 - so we've only got two more months to wait and see exactly what happens to Cersei and the rest of Westeros!