Who Is Lena Headey? 5 Fun Facts About Game of Thrones’ Cersei Lannister
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Who Is Lena Headey? 5 Fun Facts About Game of Thrones’ Cersei Lannister

Game of Thrones fans know Lena Headey as conniving Cersei Lannister, but in real life this brunette actress is very different from her on-screen counterpart. To help you get to know the actress behind Cersei a little better, here are five facts about Lena that even the most ardent GoT fan might not know.

1. She was born and raised in Bermuda. Lena's father was a police officer who was sent to Bermuda to train; she was born there, and lived there until she was five.

2. She's a vegetarian. Like her friend and co-star Peter Dinklage, Lena is a vegetarian and a big advocate of animal rights.

3. Yes, she's good friends with Peter Dinklage. Speaking of Peter and Lena: They were friends before the show, and he's reportedly the one who suggested her for the role of Cersei.

4. She loves horror films. She calls them a "real escape" and says that she finds Chainsaw "a very relaxing film."

5. She gets nervous doing talk shows. Apparently it makes her "terrified."

What's your favorite fact about Lena? Sound off in the comments below.

Sources: IMDB, PETA, Buzzfeed, Vulture, Conan

08.19.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Rebecca Martin
Related: Game of Thrones, Features, TV Stars, Lena Headey

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