Lena Headey Described Her Final Day of Filming Game of Thrones as 'Weirdly Tedious’

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Helen Sloan, HBO / Helen Sloan, HBO

It has been a long road since the first season of Game of Thrones premiered in 2011. In addition to deadly battles, fans of the series have watched the enormous cast of characters struggle with love, hate, revenge, and war—and witnessed more than one wedding gone awry. While they're eagerly awaiting the final season's debut in April, its arrival will be bittersweet—not just for viewers, but for the actors who portray the dozens of characters we've come to love and/or hate so much.

While the cast has been understandably tight-lipped about any plot details, a few have shared what the experience of filming the final season felt like. For Lena Headey, who plays the villainous Cersei Lannister, her final moments sounded oddly anticlimactic. “My last day on set was really weirdly tedious, because I just had to shoot going up and down these stairs and that was it,” she told Variety.

Instead of her last scenes being epic—or, at the very least, interesting—Headey’s last day on the set seemed like a pretty easy day. And while she didn't reveal much more than that, we at least now know that one thing we will see in season 8 is Cersei climbing some stairs. (Before you start thinking this means that Cersei definitely survives, remember that the show—like most television series and movies—is not shot chronologically.)

Game of Thrones's final season kicks off on April 14, 2019.