Full spoilers for Game of Thrones continue up through its Season 6 finale, “The Winds of Winter,” below.
King’s Landing isn’t going to be the same when Game of Thrones returns in Season 7. Thanks to a plot by Cersei Lannister to overthrow the High Sparrow and Faith Militant, many of the key power players in the capitol of Westeros met with a fiery death in the explosion of the Sept of Baelor.
One of those many victims was Lancel Lannister, who tried so hard to prevent Mad King Aerys Targaryen’s secret stash of wildfire from being set alight. Eugene Simon, the actor who played Lancel, got on the phone to talk about his climactic sendoff and discuss the repercussions of Cersei’s power play for the Iron Throne.