Lena Headey Broke: Game of Thrones' Queen Cersei Has Less Than $5 in Bank Account

Celebrity News Apr. 4, 2013 AT 10:20AM
Lena Headey is broke. Lena Headey is broke. Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Could it be that Queen Cersei has fallen on hard times? Actress Lena Headey, who has breathed life into the scheming, filthy-rich on-screen villain for the past two seasons of HBO's hit show Game of Thrones (and helped to kick off the third season on Sunday, March 31) is reportedly nearly broke, with just $5 in her bank account.

The British star, 39, split from husband Peter Loughran last year, and the couple is currently in the midst of a legal battle over how to split their joint $46,000 tax refund from 2011. 

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In the legal documents, Loughran is demanding half of the money -- Headey, meanwhile, is asking for an emergency $6,000 advance from the communal funds in order to get by and help support the couple's 2-year-old son.

The actress is reportedly so down on her luck that she has "less than $5 in her bank account," TMZ reports.

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According to the documents, Headey claims that she is currently living off credit in order to make ends meet. She says she would be willing to allow Loughran $6,000 from the tax refund as well, but wants the remaining $34,000 kept in a blocked bank account until the couple can reach an agreement about how to divide the money. 

Unfortunately for both parties, however, a judge on the case has denied both Loughran and Headey's demands, leaving the Game of Thrones actress in the same apparent dire straits that she had been in before.

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