‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Elizabeth Warren Says the World ‘Needs Fewer Cersei Lannisters’

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For those of you still bitter over the “Game of Thrones” ending, Lena Headey just added a bit more fuel to the fire by admitting she “wanted a better death” than the one Cersei Lannister got.In the show’s penultimate episode — spoiler warning for the one or two of you who somehow haven’t seen it — Daenerys (via her last remaining dragon) burned Red Keep and much of King’s Landing to the ground, and, absolutely, pathetically defeated, Cersei spent her final moments in the arms of her brother, Jaime, as they were both crushed by the Red Keep’s collapsing ceiling.That outcome rubbed a lot of fans the wrong way — not because people wanted Cersei to win the game of thrones, but because after multiple seasons outmaneuvering her enemies and allies alike, they felt it was a bit anticlimatic (despite the incredible destruction). Headey’s thoughts when she read that ending? Well, they were mixed.Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Submitted Only the Series Finale for an Outstanding Writing Emmy“I will say I wanted a better death,” she admitted in an interview published Sunday by The Guardian. “Obviously you dream of your death. You could go in any way on that show. So I was kind of gutted. But I just think they couldn’t have pleased everyone. No matter what they did, I think there was going to be some big comedown from the climb.”This also isn’t the first time that Headey has talked about Cersei’s demise. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly last month, she said she had always hoped that Cersei would have “a big piece or fight with somebody,” but warmed up to what the writers had come up with after talking with “Game of Thrones” co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.“The more we talked about it, the more it seemed like the perfect end for her,” says Headey. “They came into the world together and now they leave together.” In fact, the actress explains, “It’s maybe the first time that Cersei has been at peace.”Read original story ‘Game of Thrones': Lena Headey ‘Wanted a Better Death’ for Cersei At TheWrap

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the world “needs fewer Cersei Lannisters” in a brief essay for “The Cut” on Sunday. The 2020 presidential contender also revealed she was a fan of the show and said the final season would come down to a contest between the women of Westeros.

“For me, the hit HBO show is about more than a death count (I’ll leave that to Arya). It’s about the women,” Warren wrote, while also revealing that her personal favorite character is Daenerys Targaryen.

“Daenerys ‘Stormborn’ Targaryen has been my favorite from the first moment she walked through fire,” the Massachusetts liberal said. “Dany didn’t grow up in the lavish palace walls of the Red Keep. She was born during the chaos of her father’s overthrow … When we meet Dany in Season 1, she’s a teenager sold off by her abusive elder brother to beefcake warlord Khal Drogo in order to further his political ambitions. Dany might be a princess by birth, but she wasn’t dealt an easy hand.”

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Warren said she approves of Targaryen’s up from her bootstraps story and long-running crusade against slavery in the “free cities” — which Warren points out were often propped up by slave markets. Echoing many of her own campaign’s populist, anti-Wall Street themes, Warren called out Cersei Lannister’s life of privilege and need for the Iron Bank to prop up her reign instead of relying on popular support.

“Rather than earn her army, Cersei’s pays for it. She buys 20,000 Golden Company mercenaries — though they arrive without their legendary elephants — with funds from the Iron Bank,” Warren writes. “Cersei’s betting on the strength of the bank to get her through the biggest fight of her life. It never crosses her mind that the bank could fail, or betray her.”

On Sunday evening, HBO aired Episode 2 of the “Game of Thrones” final season, which took place entirely within Winterfell, as Daenerys, Tyrion, Jon Snow and fretful audiences around the world waited for the first clash with White Walkers since they breached the wall at the end of last season.

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