Fan reactions to the Game of Thrones series finale were nearly as dramatic as what happened on screen. However, both may pale in comparison to what went on behind the scenes of HBO’s fantasy epic … particularly between the actors who long-portrayed Cersei Lannister and Bronn of the Blackwater.
Lena Headey and Jerome Flynn are perhaps respectively better known to GoT fanatics as an evil queen and the bodyguard who protects her twin brother (and not-so-secret lover), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s Jamie Lannister. However, despite their seemingly close proximity in Winterfell, these two surprisingly never spoke a word to one another on screen — albeit for an alleged good reason.
According to an exclusive report published by The Sun on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Headey and Flynn reportedly used to date in real life, but apparently went through such a brutal split that they allegedly flat-out refused to shoot scenes together.
“Lena and Jerome have not filmed together due to a bad breakup,” claimed a source cited by the British gossip rag. “They kept the full extent of it secret but it was a very turbulent relationship and it has been very awkward on set.” The insider went on to claim, “Lena has opened up to her trusted friends. She appears to have a genuine hate towards him.” Yikes.