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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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Peter Gozinya    

Who is this person and what is the show about? Never heard of her, never watched a show by that name. But then I am intelligent and mature.

476 days ago
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Jen    

If you'd stop referring to her as "Game of Thrones star" so much and would refer to her as Lena Heady more often people might realize she's already been in successful movies (from Imagine Me & You to The Brothers Grimm) and there is no reason for her to be this broke.

476 days ago
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Jen    

Oh and people, learn to read. It doesn't say "$5k" you idiots. FIVE DOLLARS. Not FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. Read the article again.

476 days ago
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Bkshorti    

Come on its that rough for her I'm sure. What does her home look like, the car or cars she drives. She has sumthn to sell if times r that hard. N like she said she still earns a check for her acting, n what's the near future part about I think that's bs. She's prob sayn that so she gets the big half of the tax refund. I'm glad to c the judge doesnt believe her.

476 days ago
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RealTVCritics    

In the words of the great philosopher Judge Judy 'she picked him" and "he picked her" and now they're both broke.

Typical Los Angeles.

476 days ago
96.

Deskboy    

Next, a nude scene, perchance? You were the only hotti boinking on GoT fully clothed. WTHeck?

476 days ago
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coreen    

WTF ???? And HOW Much Money is she getting paid from HBO ??????

476 days ago
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James    

What do you mean, she's broke...She's a Lannister and Lannisters always pay their debts...Not mention she's also the Mother to...King Joffrey....Chucklin'.

476 days ago
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Bill    

Find a stray dog and sit a a busy intersection with a sign that says help me feed my dog. These guys make 1000's daily.

476 days ago
100.

David    

I hear that McDonald's is hiring. Opps.... You don't qualify because you have to at least have a bachelor's degree. Prostitution is another option.

476 days ago
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sophiastormy    

Five dollar foot long. Well at least she knows how US commoners live. And did they snort all their money.

476 days ago
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mp3junkie    

Not believing her story at all.

476 days ago
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Jake    

I don't see how this is shocking: Game of Throne isn't known for paying its stars a lot of money. Most of the budget is spent on CGI, dragons, and battles. Sean Bean got very little for S1. Lena is not doing this show to get rich, because she won't.

476 days ago
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dave    

govenor corzine must be her advisor

475 days ago
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Tony192    

I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW STUPID PEOPLE CAN BE, WHAT KIND OF QUESTION IS THAT. IF YOU UNDERSTAND IT, WHY ASKING STUPID QUESTION? THE WORLD HAS ALL KIND OF PEOPLE AND LANGUAJES S WELL...

475 days ago
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