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Game of Thrones' actress Lena Headey was 'crushed' by a reporter's sexist comments

He told her she was ‘disappointing’ in real life cause of her hair.

*GOT spoiler alert* 

LENA HEADEY HAS become celebrated for her frightening portrayal of Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones.

cersei Source: HBO

Lena, whose character Cersei now sits on The Iron Throne as Queen of Andals and the First Men, is a steely force of nature.

Basically, she can deliver looks that would make your blood run cold.

withering Source: HBO

Of her thought process behind her depiction of the Ice Queen, Lena has said:

I don’t play her as a villain. 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.


But recently Lena revealed that journalists were more interested in her looks as a blonde bombshell, than in how she brilliantly portrays one of the best characters in modern television.

Some background to know is that IRL Lena is raven-haired but in the show she wears an unbelievably realistic blonde wig.

cersei (1) Source: Pa Images/HBO

On an episode of ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls‘, Lena described the experience of dealing with the press as ‘horrible’ before she recounted a time when she was openly criticized by a male journalist in a room packed full of reporters.

Oh, and she was 7 months pregnant when this happened.

…you have to do these things for all the awards and everything where loads of people interview you. I went in and was seven months pregnant and [there was] a whole room of journalists, and this guy stood up and he said, ‘Uh I just want to say that you’re really disappointing in real life.’”

why Source: giphy

What every woman in their third trimester wants to hear.

And he went, ‘Is that your real hair?’ And I went ‘Yeah’ and he said, ‘The wig is much better. I like you as a blonde.’


Lena went on to say that she felt ‘crushed’ by the encounter, before asking:

How is that alright to say?”

Our thoughts exactly.

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