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Lena Headey Has Finally Cleared Up That 'Game Of Thrones' Pregnancy Plot Hole

Tom Nicholson
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From Esquire

Weeks on from the end of Game of Thrones, and with the dust settled on Cersei and Jaime Lannister's bodies after their untimely crushing by an entire castle, the first flush of shock and betrayal over the way things panned out has hopefully subsided a bit.

You're probably past the following stages of fury and desolation too, and are now at the point where you wake up at 3 in the morning and say aloud: "What happened to Cersei's baby?" Nobody answers.

"Was she just lying, or what? She was definitely drinking a lot of wine, which is suspicious." The house is dark. You are alone. "They probably don't have prenatal classes in Westeros, to be fair." You try to sleep again.

We've got a bit of closure to that particular plot hole now, though. Lena Headey revealed that a deleted scene from season seven showed that Cersei was indeed pregnant, but that the baby sadly didn't make it.

"We shot a scene that never made it into season seven, which was where I lose the baby," Headey told ComicCon in Germany. "It was a really traumatic, great moment for Cersei, and it never made it in, and I kind of loved doing that because I thought it would have served her differently."

It certainly would, and it would've allowed fans to free up part of their brains to come up with other completely fruitless season eight theories that had nothing to do with the baby we now know was never in the picture anyway. Still, good of someone to tie that one off.

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