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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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laura    

A Lannister always pays his debts!

567 days ago
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cher    

The attorneys will wipe that out soon. Split it now or you will have nothing to split.

567 days ago
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Jessie    

I have less than 1 thousand in my account, so what..

567 days ago
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lacabrera    

don't think she is telling the truth ,she just want the judge to feel sorry for her ,when they split the assets .

567 days ago
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Carl    

She's either terrible with money or is lying. GoT is far from her first big break. She starred for two seasons in the Sarah Connor Chronicles and had major roles 300, Dredd, plus 5 movies coming out this year.

567 days ago
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Kris    

She probably told the production to hold her pay until after the divorce so she wouldn't have to give her husband half! That's why she has no money right now!

567 days ago
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BabaBooey    

I hope she's not here in California. We should deport her before her whole family ends up on welfare and we're paying for it.

567 days ago
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Jamey Hunter    

Something doesn't sound right here. Is she not collecting a regular salary from month to month? Sounds like she is somehow cleverly hiding money from the greedy soon to be ex.

567 days ago
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RealityBites    

Well boo-hoo you chose that career honey, deal with it or find a real job like the rest of us.

567 days ago
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christin    

I hope she has good friends and they help her.! I hope HBO helps her. Maybe provide a trailer or a place to live. I hope they help her in some way.

567 days ago
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azneck1    

Not surprising. You see so many athletes and rappers that go broke because they spend outside their means.

567 days ago
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TOPHERBOY1981    

I would LOVE to only have $5000 in my bank account. I'd be rich.

567 days ago
73.

Bozzzzz    

C'mon, she is merely posturing for her divorce hearing.

567 days ago
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rex    

giver her my number i would be more tha happy to double what she has in her bank account for services renedered

567 days ago
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rickst3r    

stars earn & spend alot of money. end of story.

567 days ago
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