Headey appears as Queen Cersei Lannister in the sixth episode of Game of Thrones, A Golden Crown. Mark Addy plays King Robert Baratheon, and Sean Bean plays Lord Eddard Stark, the former Hand of the King. Robert and Cersei confront after Lord Eddard he fought with Cersei’s brother, Ser Jaime Lannister, in the streets of King’s Landing. Cersei demands that Robert take action against Lord Eddard but he silences her. She insults him, and he strikes her, but then immediately regrets his action. King Robert reinstates Lord Eddard as Hand, but demands that the rivalry between the Starks and Lannisters end, or it will lead the Seven Kingdoms into war.