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'Game of Thrones' Star

'I Have Less than $5 in My Bank Account'

4/4/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Actress Lena Headey -- aka evil Queen Cersei from "Game of Thrones" -- claims she's dead broke with "less than $5 in her bank account" ... and she desperately needs her tax refund to cover her living expenses.

Headey opened up about her dire financial situation in new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, which she filed in response to her husband Peter Loughran's demands for half of their $46,000 tax refund from 2011 ... which technically could be community property from their marriage.

Lena -- who filed for divorce from Peter last year -- says she needs $6,000 from that refund ASAP because she's barely scraping by, living off credit to make ends meet for her and their 2-year-old son.

It's pretty shocking since she's currently a main character on one of the most popular shows on TV.

Lena says she expects to receive acting income in the near future, but she needs the $6,000 advance from the refund right now.

Lena says she's willing to give Peter $6,000 from the refund to cover his living expenses ... but she wants the rest placed into a two-signature blocked bank account pending a settlement.

The judge denied Peter's emergency motion for half the money, and Lena's proposal got tossed out with it ... so it's still unclear how the exes will split the money.

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31.

Chase    

It's called living w/in your means. She's prolly living like Jennifer Anniston on an HBO income. I live d@mn well, and I guarantee she makes heckuva lot more bank than me.

474 days ago
32.

mary    

does her husband have a job? she has a 2yrs. old child. husband couldnt loan her money until the money comes in? something is weird about this situation.

474 days ago
33.

thugzilla    

Stupid bitch.

474 days ago
34.

Cheryl A.    

C'mon lady! Our family has 9 members, 1 is in college and only Daddy works. Want some money saving tips from me?

474 days ago
35.

tenley    

Jesus, TMZ really, REALLY needs to never ever write about finances. And if TMZ is this clueless on how celebrity finances works, I don't want t know what ridiculous sh*t TMZ spews in regard to routine court proceedings.

474 days ago
36.

tenley    

It's a divorce and/or custody proceeding and the fight almost certainly is over one basically closed bank account that they probably used jointly. TMZ writers are a bunch of f*cking morons.

474 days ago
37.

Gretel    

She has an agent. The agent gets a cut of her "acting income." If her agent is willing to let her work without pay then she better consider firing her and retaining a new agent. The ex wants a cut from funds which have not yet been disbursed and her attorney hasn't stepped in? I'm calling bull shlt on this story from either TMZ or whoever came up with this dubious story.

474 days ago
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tenley    

Dude, their tax REFUND for 2011 is $46,000. That's not the taxes they're owed, that's their REFUND. (They jointly made a lot more than that.) They're fighting over who gets the refund, which apparently went into a joint account that is now locked down.

474 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

No sympathy. A $46,000 tax refund in 2011 means she had substantial income at some point to be taxed on. I guarantee middle class America is not receiving $46,000 tax refunds.

474 days ago
40.

Sherron    

Are we suppose to feel sorry for her? What has she done with all the $ she makes??

474 days ago
41.

verlinda    

WTF????????

474 days ago
42.

OooooNooo!    

Liar, liar, panties on fire.

474 days ago
43.

Bob    

Sheesh. I own an apartment building and a 2000 square feet condo. I also paid cash for the last 4 new cars that I've bought, the last one being a luxury European import...and I'm a teacher by profession. Some people really are dumb with their money.

474 days ago
44.

bernergirl    

Why doesn't she ask HBO for an advance?

474 days ago
45.

Everybodysmommy    

Yeah, she is appearing at an upcoming entertainment expo, $200 a ticket for a meet and greet dinner, $70 per picture photo ops, and I'm guessing at least $50 per autograph

474 days ago
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