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Game of Thrones' Cersei aka Lena Headey opens up on struggle with anxiety

Headey took to Twitter to talk to fans about her tryst with anxiety as well as familiarity with depression

T2 Online Newsdesk 19 April 2017, 5:45 PM
Lena essays the role of Cersei Lannister in the hugely popular series Game of Thrones

Lena essays the role of Cersei Lannister in the hugely popular series Game of Thrones Image: Facebook

Lena Headey, who essays Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, has opened up about her struggle with anxiety. Currently embroiled in a custody battle with her former husband and musician Peter Paul Loughran, Headey posted on Twitter that she tends to overthink and has been through depression. "I overthink for sure. I am familiar with depression. I get huge anxiety," Headey wrote on the micro-blogging site.

The 43-year-old added that she wasn't surprised so many people today are suffering from anxiety of some sort. "Globally we see constant destruction of human lives. Which no matter your belief, has an effect. If we scale it back to family and community, it's been lost to greed and aspiration, no wonder we have anxiety, no wonder we overthink... We're slammed with bullshit. 

"Anxiety. Depression. It's real and it's chemical. It's also spiritual. We're slammed with bullshit; tricked into thinking you're not enough - well here's the truth. You are enough. In fact you are who you are meant to be which is beautiful," she wrote.

Headey also expressed her belief that nobody should be afraid to let others see their real selves. "Let's REMEMBER that. Don't be afraid to let someone really SEE you. Magic happens when you are vulnerable and truthful and HUMAN."


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