“Game of Thrones” actress Lena Headey refused to appear on-screen with co-star Jerome Flynn after an unpalatable and disturbing real-life breakup.
Headey, who plays ruthless royal Cersei Lannister in the HBO fantasy drama, requested that scenes be carefully planned so the former lovebirds wouldn’t have to be in the same room together.
“Lena and Jerome have not filmed together due to a bad break-up,” the source said. “She appears to have genuine hate towards him.”
The actress dated Flynn, who plays the brawny bodyguard Bronn, before the show first aired in 2011.
They kept their bitter feelings quiet on-set over the past eight years — but have never appeared in a scene together.
“They kept the full extent of it secret, but it was a very turbulent relationship, and it has been very awkward on set,” the source said, adding, “[She] has opened up to her trusted friends.”
By Damilola Faustino