Game Of Thrones is perhaps the biggest and one of the most expensive television shows of the modern era.
The HBO show is an epic fantasy series which has been regarded as one of the wildest shows on television. As such, it shouldn’t come off as a surprise that the ensemble cast of this popular show have a lot of unrevealed skeletons in their cupboards.
The show has a lot of high level dram of its own and so do the cast in real life as you’re about to find out.
Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Jerome Flynn (Sellsword Bronn) don’t speak to each other
Lena Headey’s character in Game of Thrones seems to be as controversial as her real self. In 2014, The Telegraph reported that Lena Headey and Jerome Flynn, a co-star who plays low-born sell-sword Bronn, on the show, we’re being kept apart by crew members all the time they were on set.
A crew member of the show told The Telegraph that “Jerome and Lena aren’t on speaking terms any more and they are never in the same room at the same time.” The person went on to say “It’s a pity because they appeared to have patched things up for a while, but now the word is they should be kept apart at all costs.”
The two once dated almost a decade ago and the tensions they have presently on set may not be unconnected to their past.
Sean Bean (Ned Stark) Gets Stabbed
It was revealed in 2011 that actor Sean Bean who played the role of Ned Stark on the HBO series got punched in the face and stabbed in the arm during a fight over his then topless model girlfriend, April Summers.
The Daily Mail had reported that people who witnessed the incident said that the fight started after a passerby made “lewd comments” about Summers while she and Sean Bean were outside a bar having a cigarette.
The actor felt compelled to defend the honour of the woman he’s with as he often did playing “Ned Stark“.
According to the report, “Mr Bean followed the man down the road to challenge him. Later in the evening, Mr Bean went out for another cigarette and was then attacked by a man. He came in with a cut on his arm and a bruise on his eyebrow,” an eyewitness told The Daily Mail.
“We saw to his injuries with the first aid kit. He seemed ok and wanted to have another drink.” What more drama could Ned Stark have gotten into before he got beheaded by King Joffrey?
The Weird Exit Of Ed Skrein (Daario Naharis)
The reason for Ed Skrein’s exit is not too clear as there has been several speculations. Some said he left the show to lead the cast for a Transporter reboot but the actor has admitted that it was much more serious than people think.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said, “My plan was to stay with Game of Thrones for the long haul. That was always my plan. I would have loved to.” He went on to say “It was a wonderful experience, but politics led to us parting ways. And from there I just said, ‘Okay, look forward, be positive. Keep calm and carry on.'”
Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) Is Broke
Lena Headey filed for divorce from her husband of five years Peter Loughran in 2012. That shouldn’t make much of a headline but the news did when it came to limelight through court documents that the actress had less than $5 in her bank account.
This revelation was shocking given the fact that she played filthy rich Queen Cersei Lannister on HBO’s most successful show yet.
According to TMZ, Lena Headey revealed her dire finances after her divorced husband, Peter Loughran asked her to pay half of the $46,000 tax refund of the couple from 2011.
At the time, she told the court that she needed $6,000 of the refund immediately for her to care for her 2 year old child. The request was however dismissed and the divorce between Headey and Loughran was finalised in 2013.