What Happened to Lena Heady and Jerome Flynn

Game of Thrones fans know that the film revolves around the bad blood in Westeros. 

The film was rife with long-held grudges, dishonored alliances and carefully crafted machinations for revenge. 

Examples were the Red Wedding betrayal, where the Freys in association with the Lannisters backstabbed the Starks at the Red Wedding. 

And then there was Arya’s brutal revenge against the Freys for the Red Wedding that saw her lose her mother, brother and sister-in-law.

It doesn’t stop here! There have also been rumors of tensions on set. 

While most members of the cast are cordial and relate well with others, two were said to abhor each other to the point that they couldn’t appear in the same scene together!

They were Jerome FLynn and Lena Headey.

Now, you might be wondering what happened between the two actors who were essential to Benioff and Weiss’ film. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

Find out more below!  

Game of Thrones has one of the most epic casts on television. 

While many of its actors are now household names, they weren’t always in such a great position. 

Some were even homeless before landing their roles in the popular HBO series.

The show is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. 

It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is entitled A Game of Thrones.

It is filmed in a Belfast studio and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, Spain, Scotland, and the United States.

The story takes place on the fictional continents Westeros and Essos at undisclosed times in Earth’s history.

The common actors in the series are Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Aidan Gillen as Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger), Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon among others. 

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Their Relationship of set

According to reports by The Sun, Lena and Jerome dated around 2002. However, the details of their entanglement are fuzzy.

Still, Lena’s aunt confirmed at some point that the two actors were involved. Down the line, their relationship ended badly and by the time they were cast for their roles in Game of Thrones, there was a lot of bad blood between them.  

According to a source, “Jerome and Lena aren’t on speaking terms anymore and they are never in the same room at the same time … It’s a pity because they appeared to have patched things up for a while, but now the word is they should be kept apart at all costs.” 

In 2019, another source revealed that Lena had a “genuine hate” for Jerome and that the pair has a “turbulent” relationship.

What Happened to Lena Heady and Jerome Flynn

Lena Heady and Jerome Flynn’s failed relationship affected their relationship on set. According to reports, they dated before they appeared on Game of Thrones.

Unfortunately, their relationship ended bitterly and afterward, neither Lena nor Flynn wanted anything to do with the other. 

However, Flynn was quick to deny the juicy tales about their on-set drama.

What they said about the feud

When asked about the rumors, neither Headey nor Flynn commented on these rumors.

But Jerome was forced to comment on the speculation when a fan at 2019’s Con of Thrones asked about the rumors. This is what the actor had to say:

“We were actually in the same scene together, and the last time I saw Lena we were speaking, so I wouldn’t believe everything you read, and like I said, [the media] can get pretty desperate for stories,” Flynn said. “Lena is a wonderful person and a wonderful actress. I think the world of her.”

On the other hand, Lena has never publicly addressed their relationship.

However, Flynn was right when he said that they shared a scene on the celebrated series. 

They briefly appeared together on set in Season 3 of Game of Thrones. But they did not speak in the scene. 

The pair also appeared in Season 8 when Lena (playing Cersei) hired Flynn (playing Bronn) to assassinate her brothers, Peter Dinklage (playing Tyrion) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (playing Jaime).