'Game of Thrones' Casts Young Cersei & We'll Finally Get a Lannister Backstory

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actress Lena Headey attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' '300: Rise Of An Empire' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Game of Thrones fans will take any scraps they can get about news on the upcoming seasons. I say this with no disrespect as I number among them, so I am pretty jazzed that on Monday it was revealed that a Young Cersei was finally cast on Game of Thrones. I know that I just said jazzed, but that's truly the only word to describe how excited I am that GoT is finally doing flashbacks.

Back in October, it was announced that the show would finally start featuring flashback scenes. Which can get a little hokey, which is probably why showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss initially declared "No prophecies, dreams, or flashbacks." A declaration they all but threw in the garbage with Bran's entire storyline, so it looks like they're just gonna go ahead and be zero for three. A good flashback can really add to a character's story arc, especially in a show as intense and hella confusing as Game of Thrones. 

Nell Williams was cast as the part of young Cersei. She's pretty adorable, but she'll have to learn to get a bitch face on if she's gonna play a little Cersei Lannister. Anyone familiar with the books knows that even as a girl, Cersei wasn't someone you'd want to mess with. The flashback will apparently involve a visit Cersei and her friends made to a woman named Maggy the Frog, who made a prophecy. I'll leave it at that with regards to vagueness. IMDB shows that Nell Williams will be in the first three episodes of season five, so it's a long, drawn out flashback at that. Maybe it will make us sympathize a little with Cersei Lannister, but the jury's still out on that one.


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