If you thought Games of Thrones’ Cersei was vicious before — and let’s be real, of course you did — just wait until Season 7, the HBO series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss tell our sister site Deadline.
“While [she] has certainly done a lot of horrible things in her life and she could be a very cruel person, the one thing that was redemptive about her was, she genuinely loved her children,” notes Weiss. “Now they’re all gone, and I think that is very interesting for us. Who is she without her children? The answer is something you’ll find out next season.”
The EPs point out that Tommen’s untimely demise is, at least in part, his mother’s fault: If The Mountain hadn’t been doing her bidding with Septa Unella, after all, he would’ve been looking after her son and, thus, able to prevent his suicide.
“We had intended [to make that] connection,” says Benioff. “If she had been more focused on her family, and less on enjoying her revenge on someone who had done her wrong, then Tommen’s suicide probably never would have happened.”
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