Game of Thrones women in peril
The women of Game of Thrones are an intriguing lot. Here is a snapshot of some of the returning and new female characters as they head into the dangerous Season 2.
The hardened Queen Cersei (Lena Headey) burns with “anger because she wasn’t born a man,” Headey says. She envies her brothers, Jaime and Tyrion, “because they’re so respected because they’re guys.” The Lannister ruler is good at letting others know she is powerful, but she is losing control of son Joffrey, whom she guided to the Iron Throne. “Cersei is in a powerful seat, but it’s slipping away very dangerously from her. She doesn’t face a lot of her truths. She’s put her power in Joffrey and Joffrey is misusing it greatly, and she’s utterly terrified for her own son.”