Deleted 'Game of Thrones' scene disproves popular Cersei fan theory

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Lena Headey in Game of Thrones (Credit: HBO)

Lean Headey has revealed that scene that was left on the cutting room floor from the penultimate season of Game of Thrones would have dealt Cersei Lannister a severe blow.

But it would also have disproved a pretty widespread fan theory.

It appears that showrunners shot a scene in which Cersei miscarried her fourth child with brother Jaime Lannister.

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The British actress revealed the plans while appearing at a comic convention in Munich.

“We shot a scene that never made it into season seven, which was where I lose the baby. And it was a really traumatic, great moment for Cersei, and it never made it in,” she explained.

“And I kind of loved doing that because I thought it would have served her differently.”

Some fans believed that Cersei was faking her pregnancy in order to hold Jaime to an emotional ransom, using it as a bargaining chip.

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It would have kept him at her side, or at least sympathetic towards her, and was also being used to keep Euron Greyjoy at heel.

Pilou Asbæk has portrayed villainous pirate Euron Greyjoy for the last three seasons of 'Game of Thrones'. (Credit: HBO)

The storyline played into another part of GoT lore, the prophesy which Cersei was dealt by a witch as a child, that she would have only three children, meaning that either the prophesy was false, or the pregnancy was a fake.

However, this revelation changes all that.

Headey discussed her final moments in the fantasy series earlier this week, revealing that she wasn't pleased with how she went out.

She told 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.”