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Cersei wants to be murdered by one of these 'Game of Thrones' characters

Actress Lena Headey knows her character's reign on the Iron Throne won't last, and she has some ideas on who should take her out.

Warning: "Game of Thrones" spoilers ahead.

Don't get too comfortable on that Iron Throne, Cersei.


"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," Shakespeare wrote, and Cersei Lannister can attest to that big time. She may have taken out her biggest current enemies in the show's season 6 finale, but plenty of others are sailing, flying (the dragons) or conniving their way to Westeros.

Actress Lena Headey knows her character's demise will eventually happen (though fans hope she hangs in there till the very last episode). And she has some very definite ideas about who exactly should take her out.

One option? Arya Stark, seeking revenge for everything Cersei and her clan have done to tear the Starks apart.

Headey told Entertainment Weekly she is hoping for a "great death by Arya." And after Arya's crafty feeding of pie made from two Frey sons to their father Walder Frey before slitting his throat, we can't even imagine how high the ante could be upped for an Arya-caused Cersei death.

Cersei has no children left to be served up in recipes after poor Tommen piloted a nonstop flight out of the castle window, but we're sure Arya can think of something.

If Arya isn't the killer, Headey told EW she wants little brother Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) to do the deed, saying, "No one would relish her death as much as he would." And that would fit right in with Maggy the Frog's prophecy that Cersei would die at the hands of the "Valonqar," which is said to mean "little brother" in High Valyrian.

But if King's Landing has a casino, we're going to put our gold dragons on a murderer Headey didn't suggest: Jaime. Though he's her twin, he was born slightly after Cersei, making him a younger brother also. And while she might expect to be murdered by Tyrion or Arya, the pain of a betrayal by her lover-brother Jaime would be almost worse than death for Cersei. A twin killing, you might say.