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Favourite Lena Headey Performance in Game of Thrones
The Wolf and the Lion
Blackwater
Kissed By Fire
The Lion and The Rose
Mother's Mercy
The Winds of Winter
The Dragon and the Wolf
The Bells
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    I’ve included one episode per season.

    To jog your memory, here’s links for her performances in The Wolf and the Lion and Kissed By Fire.

    Lena Headey in The Wolf and the Lion

    Lena Headey in Kissed By Fire

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    Rachel
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    “Battle of Blackwater”. Amazing…just AMAZING. Cersei being drunk and bitchy to Sansa and then almost poisoning her own child to save him from Stannis. Good god, she’s great.

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    Mukund
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    No one’s forcing you to participate.

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    mafro987
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    I know people tend to rate season 5 lowly outside of Hardhome but Headey is really good when the High Sparrow confronts her in the episode prior (‘The Gift’). It’s mainly reactive acting but it’s very skilful.

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    Mukund, I love you. This is THE best thread ever. Someone needs to tag Thatcher (I have no idea how to, lol!). I don’t think I can rank them because she’s always phenomenal, but I just have to go with The Winds of Winter. It was such a big moment for her character: destroying her enemies, seeking revenge, becoming queen. She did so much with just her face; that look she gives when the sept blows up is PRICELESS.

    That said, Blackwater, The Bells, Mother’s Mercy and The Dragon and the Wolf are just as spectacular. My god, what an actress.

    Oscar FYC - Lupita Nyong'o & Elisabeth Moss ("Us") - Best Actress & Supporting Actress. It must happen; otherwise the Tethered are coming.

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    Seasons 2&5 are Cersei’s most “complete” seasons both in terms of clearly defined arcs and the vitality of the performance living up to them. She also had the best on-screen partners in those that elevated her performance. I think season 1 is my least favorite in which she was not fully comitted to uncovering the humanity under the coldness of the character yet.

    My favorite quieter moments are the aforementioned High Sparrow scene and her reaction to the Tommen’s betrayal in 6×8.

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    The Winds of Winter by far.

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    kellis
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    The Winds of Winter, obviously. But like Mafro said, I might have given my vote to The Gift if given the opportunity.

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    This is so difficult…

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    Thatcher, Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    DARLINGS, NOW THIS IS A THREAD.

    Queen Lena Headey has DELIVERED a mindblowing performance through 8 seasons. Talented, amazing, brilliant, show-stopping, never-the-same, magnificent, outstanding, incredible…

    Every episode mentioned above was an acting MASTERCLASS, but I have to go with The Winds of Winter. What an iconic performance. Emmy voters deserved death for not awarding her and choosing Oldie Smith (I have to laugh).

    As a famous singer said, "ain't nobody gonna Thatcher, Thatcher, Thatcher!"

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    The Winds of Winter, followed closely by Mother’s Mercy.

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    I am going for the hidden gem:

    🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔

    Mother’s Mercy

    🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔

    I literally waited two years to see this Cersei bitch get her punishment and Lena delivered. From her confession scene where you can see how she is playing the game the best she could to her crying to her ultimate legendary face acting in her walk.

    There’s a moment where she is stopped and then looks up to see the Red Keep. If you don’t know what that means, you never got Cersei and what she represented.

    Finally you see her returning and that last shot is fucking haunting.

    So y’all bitches must rewatch and show some respect.

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    The Winds of Winter is my favorite Cersei episode, but her best performance is Mother Mercy. And it is so good watch her scenes earlier in the serie. Season 2 and 3 are incredible for all Lannister family cast.

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    Mother’s Mercy is probably her best, but everything else that happens in the episode (“you need a bad p****” and Myrcella’s death, the butchery of Stannis’ storyline) drags the amazing King’s Landing sequence down.

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