Earlier this month, HBO finally announced that the highly-anticipated Season 6 of Game of Thrones will debut on Sunday, April 24, as the countdown continues towards this debut. The season premiere is a tad bit later than the last few seasons, which have either debuted in late March or early April, making the wait for this season even more excruciating. Thankfully, we have an amusing new video from Jimmy Kimmel Live! to help pass the time until the Season 6 premiere, featuring none other than Cersei Lannister herself, Lena Headey.
The actress appeared on the late-night talk show to promote her new movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which hits theaters on February 5. Since Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an ABC show, he is often seen either promoting or making fun of the network's hit reality series The Bachelor, which kicked off its 19th season earlier this month. During Lena Headey's appearance earlier this week, the host asked the actress to read some of the actual insults hurled by the women of The Bachelor, in character as Cersei Lannister.
With the help of some mood lighting and a period wine goblet, the actress makes lines like "I think her boobs are fake" and "I'm gonna punch her in the face" seem like they could be actually delivered by the Queen Mother herself. Of course, these insults aren't from the magical land of Westeros, but for those who need a quick Game of Thrones fix, this video will certainly suffice, that is, until we get a new trailer from the series. Now that the season premiere date has been announced, hopefully the trailer will arrive any day now.
At the end of Season 5, Cersei was imprisoned by the religious leader known as the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce), who humiliated her by making her walk nude through King's Landing for all to see. Unfortunately, we don't know how much time has passed between Season 5 and Season 6, so we don't know for sure if Cersei is still behind bars. However, a new video released last week featured the voice of the High Sparrow, who teased that the Sparrows can "overthrow an empire," presumably referring to the Lannister clan.
Very little is known about Game of Thrones Season 6 yet, but we do know that George R.R. Martin's new book The Winds of Winter won't be published until after this season debuts. The author and his publishers haven't announced an exact date of publication yet, so we'll have to wait and see. Fans were left with several burning questions after Game of Thrones Season 5, most notably, the fate of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), which will surely be addressed when the show debuts in just a few months time. While we wait for more on Game of Thrones, take a look at this amusing video below.