She could play queen on television, however actress Lena Headey declares she's broke in reality. Evil Queen Cersei from "Game of Thrones" declares she's dead broke with "less than $5 in her bank account" ... and she desperately needs her tax refund to cover her living expenses.
The British star split from husband Peter Loughran last year, and the couple is currently in the middle of a legal fight over how to split their joint $46,000 tax refund from 2011.
Headey claims that she is currently living off credit in order to make ends meet for her and their 2-year-old son. She says she would want to allow Loughran $6,000 from the tax refund as well, but desires the remaining $34,000 kept in an obstructed checking account until the couple can reach an agreement about ways to divide the money.
The starlet declares she needs at least $6,000 from that refund in order to pay for daily costs, as she says she's currently living off her credit cards. Could it be that Queen Cersei has fallen on difficult times?
It's pretty surprising because she's currently a primary character on among the most popular programs on TV. Headey's financial scenario is rather puzzling, provided that she stars on a hit TV show, and has a brand-new movie out in theaters next month.
The judge rejected Peter's emergency movement for half the cash, and Lena's proposal got tossed out with it ... so it's still confusing how the exes will split the cash.
The star did nonetheless put her three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom Hollywood Hills house on the market for $1.35 million this previous May. When the star sold it at that price in November, she took a loss of $450,000, after she originally paid $1.8 million for it in 2008.