Lena Headey Says "Game Of Thrones" Ending Made Her Career "Harder," And I Get It

    "There was no part of me that went, 'Oh, it's done now. Life's going to be easy.'"

    You know Lena Headey from her unforgettable performance as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones.

    Closeup of Lena Headey as Cersei in "Game of Thrones"

    Lena's starred in plenty of projects since Game of Thrones ended in 2019. Currently, she's appearing in another HBO show — specifically, the limited series White House Plumbers.

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    But in a new interview with People, Lena revealed that figuring out her next move post-Game of Thrones wasn't as easy as some would think.

    Closeup of Lena Headey as Cersei in "Game of Thrones"

    Lena referred to the massive success of Game of Thrones as a "surprise" but admitted that she didn't expect similar levels of visibility after it concluded.

    Closeup of Lena Headey

    "[T]here was no part of me that went, 'Oh, it's done now. Life's going to be easy,'" she said. "It opened doors, it made certain things easier."

    Closeup of Lena Headey as Cersei in "Game of Thrones"

    "It also made things feel harder because you think, 'What do I do?'"

    Closeup of Lena Headey

    Lena also shared that even though they "don't really talk about" her acting career, her two children Wylie and Teddy have started to catch on that she was part of such a famous show.

    Closeup of Lena Headey

    "If someone says, 'Oh, you're in Game of Thrones,' my youngest now says things like, 'What is Game of Thrones?'" she said. "In fact, the other day she went, 'My mommy is in...' And I was like, 'You don't tell people!'"

    Closeup of Lena Headey

    Read the entire interview here.