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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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IwuvTMZ    

Oh, c'mon!

533 days ago
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robert007    

Unbelievable! She's a main character on a popular show and she has no money! Give her an advance!

533 days ago
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croc    

if thats true,you will be oweing the bank to keep your lousy 5 bucks in there.. dont beleive this crap..
after pay day she will deposit the 5 million she gets
from the movie she is in..

533 days ago
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Diamond Goddess!    

I believe it!
Managing money is an art, especially when your work isn't steady (i.e., entertainers).
Even athletes go broke and it's all about money-management.
Plus, she has a kid to spend money on.

533 days ago
5.

tdr9    

This things happen. We need more news

533 days ago
6.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

Good lord. Manage your finances better.

533 days ago
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smurfya    

Give Charlie sheen a call, I'm sure you two can work something out.

533 days ago
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nonexample    

Wowa! Me too, but thats just how it is for me. Hope she can hold on til the big check comes in. Meantime, have plans to recycle tomorrow. Got lotsa bottles.

533 days ago
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awesomewave    

I don't get it. Is she working for HBO for free? I need to see her "living expenses" before I can feel sorry for this woman.

533 days ago
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viewer101    

stars. they're just like us.

533 days ago
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Shawn    

Im sure she appreciates it being made public.

533 days ago
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mrharrybawls2012    

I have less than $4 in my bank account, and you don't hear me complaining. Wherever I lay my hat...that's my home. I once had to eat an entire bag of fudgicles and then make a fort out of the sticks (which I lived in- off and on, for about a year). Yea, thanks everyone. It pays the bills....

533 days ago
13.

NOT ELMO    

'Game of Thrones' Star
'I Have Less than $5 in My Bank Account'.........................i know a way you could get $100 Dollars from me :-)

533 days ago
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lilibahamas    

Time to yourself a Craigslist listing, honey!

Is the Dad paying child support?

I do not believe this!

533 days ago
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pix    

I can tell you from the inside a lot of the money goes out the door before an actor even sees a nickel. You have 10% manger fee, 10% agent fee, 5% lawyer fee, and another 5% business management. Then you have to pay the IRS, state tax, state tax to any other state you shoot in. It all adds up. I see a lot of celebs cash poor credit card in debt. Then I see 1 celeb worth $100,000,000 and donated $0 last year to charity.

533 days ago
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