Lena Headey Described Her Final Day of Filming Game of Thrones as 'Weirdly Tedious’

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

It has been a long road since the first season of Game of Thrones premiered in 2011. In addition to deadly battles, fans of the series have watched the enormous cast of characters struggle with love, hate, revenge, and war—and witnessed more than one wedding gone awry. While they're eagerly awaiting the final season's debut in April, its arrival will be bittersweet—not just for viewers, but for the actors who portray the dozens of characters we've come to love and/or hate so much.

While the cast has been understandably tight-lipped about any plot details, a few have shared what the experience of filming the final season felt like. For Lena Headey, who plays the villainous Cersei Lannister, her final moments sounded oddly anticlimactic. “My last day on set was really weirdly tedious, because I just had to shoot going up and down these stairs and that was it,” she told Variety.

Instead of her last scenes being epic—or, at the very least, interesting—Headey’s last day on the set seemed like a pretty easy day. And while she didn't reveal much more than that, we at least now know that one thing we will see in season 8 is Cersei climbing some stairs. (Before you start thinking this means that Cersei definitely survives, remember that the show—like most television series and movies—is not shot chronologically.)

Game of Thrones's final season kicks off on April 14, 2019.

A Friends Jewelry Collection Just Launched From Alex and Ani for the Show's 25th Anniversary

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The 25th anniversary of Friends is coming in September, and there is no shortage of ways you can celebrate, whether you binge-watch the series while drinking a cup of Central Perk coffee or head to a movie theater for a marathon of some of the show's standout episodes. Now, courtesy of jewelry outlet Alex and Ani, you can further flaunt your love of Friends with a line of new charm bracelets and necklaces inspired by episodes from the beloved '90s sitcom.

If you're looking for a gift for the Rachel to your Ross, Alex and Ani has a “You’re My Lobster” bracelet, featuring a charm of a little lobster and one with Phoebe’s famous advice. For your favorite coffee lover, you can get the Central Perk bracelet with the café’s logo and two little steaming coffee mugs. And for that friend that's always there to help you move, there's the gold Couch and Pivot Cluster Charm Bangle, which has multi-colored crystal charms, a couch charm, and one that, of course, reads “Pivot! Pivot! Pivot!”


Alex and Ani

The pieces in the Friends Alex and Ani collection run from $39-$49 and can be found on the company's website or at select retailers.

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[h/t US Weekly]

Netflix's Stranger Things Season 3 Video Is Full of Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
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Stranger Things's third season was full of many surprising twists and turns, not to mention some awkward teen romances. While the gruesome Mind Flayer and the evil Russians were no doubt terrifying, the show kept its sweet touch of nostalgia due mainly to the fact that the Hawkins gang is now smack-dab in the middle of the 1980s.

It doesn’t take a keen eye to see many of the series's '80s references, particularly in the latest season. With scenes taking place at the new mall, references from the decade—including Hot Dog on a Stick, Sam Goody, and Back to the Future—are all part of the setting. However, creators Ross and Matt Duffer wanted to pay true homage to the decade, and thus left Easter eggs throughout the season that you likely missed.

Luckily for us, as BGR reports, Netflix has just released a video explaining the hidden references (with the New Coke debate, Mrs. Wheeler’s erotica novel, and Hopper’s Tom Selleck-inspired Hawaiian shirt among some of our favorites).

Check out the full video above and see what you missed!

[h/t BGR]

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