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“It was a very turbulent relationship”: Two Game of Thrones Actors Were Actually Exes, Allegedly Had So Much Bad Blood They Refused to Do Scenes Together
2024/04/16

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"Game of Thrones," celebrated for its intricate tales of war and political intrigue, also mirrored its dramatic themes off-screen in the real lives of its cast.  Amid the chaos of the Seven Kingdoms, actors Jerome Flynn and Lena Headey found their personal history equally complex, marked by a romance that turned bitterly sour.

Jerome Flynn, portraying the opportunistic Bronn, and Lena Headey, as the ruthless Cersei Lannister, shared an on-screen universe but were meticulously kept apart in scenes following their breakup. Their breakup left such a strain that rumors circulated about contractual clauses designed to keep them from sharing scenes on “Game of Thrones.

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According to reports, the tension on set was palpable.  Sources described the relationship as "very turbulent," claiming that Headey harbored a "genuine hate" towards Flynn.  This animosity reportedly led to both actors being kept apart "at all costs" to avoid any on-set discomfort.  Despite these measures, the professional quality of the show remained unaffected, showcasing the resilience and dedication of its cast.

Contrary to the swirling rumors, Jerome Flynn spoke positively about Headey in a later appearance at Nashville’s Con of Thrones.

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 Addressing fan queries, Flynn dismissed the exaggerated media narratives, praising Headey as "a wonderful person and a wonderful actress."  He reassured fans that their last interaction was amicable, reflecting a significant cooling of past tensions.

While the media often seized on their past, both actors have since moved forward, focusing on their careers and personal growth post-"Game of Thrones."

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