Game Of Thrones Actress Lena Headey Is Being Sued For $1.5 Million

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Game Of Thrones Actress Lena Headey Is Being Sued For $1.5 Million

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Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey is facing a $1.5 million lawsuit from her former agency.

She is facing legal action over her part in the Marvel movie Thor: Love and Thunder as her old agency claims she owes them big money in commission fees.

Headey's former agency, Troika, are claiming the star owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees for earnings made on roles she landed in movies and on TV.

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According to Variety, the actress joined the agency in 2005 after following her personal representative Michael Duff from his old agency.

Headey left Troika, which rebranded as YMU, in May 2020 shortly after Duff departed the agency.

The agency wants an account of all the commission fees they claim Headey owes them, as well as a legal order for the actress to pay the money and damages for breach of contract.

The actress is facing a $1.5 million over commission fees. Credit: Alamy
The actress is facing a $1.5 million over commission fees. Credit: Alamy

The agency is arguing that Headey owes them around $500,000, about 7% of her fee, for her part in Thor: Love and Thunder, a movie she doesn't actually appear in after her scenes were cut.

They are also demanding $300,000 in commission fees for her role in the movie 9 Bullets and $650,000 for her part in TV series Rita, which didn't make it beyond a pilot episode.

Headey claims she never signed a contract with Troika and that everyone involved was working on the basis of an oral agreement hashed out in the late 90s.

The Game of Thrones star's position is also that Troika was never her only representative agency as she is represented by a different group in the US.

The actress also disputes that Troika have any sort of claim to her earnings on Thor: Love and Thunder as she says she got the part when director Taika Waititi directly approached her.

Lena Headey starred in the full run of Game of Thrones. Credit: Alamy
Lena Headey starred in the full run of Game of Thrones. Credit: Alamy

As for her scenes in the movie, which you won't see if you go to watch Thor: Love and Thunder in the cinema, they were apparently deleted because according to Waititi they just 'aren't good enough'.

Per Variety, scenes featuring high profile stars Jeff Goldblum and Peter Dinklage along with Headey had scenes shot for the movie which had to be sliced to trim down the runtime.

Waititi said all of the actors cut out of the move 'understand how it works'.

He said: "I’m not going to give you a moment because this is my way of telling you, like, people say, 'I can’t wait for the deleted scenes with those actors'.

"I don’t want people to see the deleted scenes because they’re deleted for a reason: They aren’t good enough. The scenes were not in the movie and that’s it."

UNILAD have reached out to Troika for comment.

Thor: Love and Thunder is screening in cinemas now.

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via [email protected]

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Game of Thrones, Marvel

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