On how she relates to Cersei's cruelty:
The great thing about these characters is they are all, except for the White Walkers, living flesh and blood — people who have been really damaged by family relationships, by upbringing, by societal restraint, by all that good stuff. There doesn’t seem to be a functional family in Westeros. I just move forward with [Cersei] in the way of somebody who had a really [bad] childhood.On soapy performances:
I think it’s tough because I have a very ridiculous side and I love comedy, so sometimes you’re desperate to do it just for a giggle. Everything I do with my job I do because I am intrigued by a character. Just because they’re in Westeros, which is a fantasy world and they’re wearing gowns doesn’t mean they don’t bleed and lie down at night and cry and love someone who doesn’t love them back. We all have these human emotions in that respect. I just put her in reality. If you took off the gown, she could be in a modern-day contemporary piece, like all those characters.( Collapse )
read the full interview atSOURCE Since Lena does talks acting method here,for those who've watched the leaked season 5 episodes, which performances are best and worst?
the best so far are lena, gwen, the young cersei actress, maisie, stephen dillane, conleth hill, michael mcelhatton imo. the worst are aidan gillen, sophie turner, NCW, carice van houten and natalie dormer i think.