Oh, Cersei Lannister.
Like most avid “Game of Thrones” fans, I have a love-hate relationship with the Lannister matriarch. She's the quintessential villain, with a venomous tone and withering gaze, but there's more to her than just that. For one, she's a kickass mother. She's also a ruthless politician, deadly when crossed.
Even if you're more of a Khaleesi or Arya kind of girl, here's how to take inspiration from the woman who gets sh*t done.
1. Own your sexuality.
OK, so maybe you shouldn't f*ck your brother or anyone who bears your family name. Regardless, Cersei Lannister is badass because she knows the most powerful weapon for a woman in Westeros isn't a sword or tears — it's "the one between her legs."
2. Trust no bitch.
According to Cersei, “everyone who isn't us is an enemy."
This is great advice and basically the reason the only human I trust is my dog Chloe.
3. There's no room for any place other than first.
Cersei made that pretty clear to Ned, saying, “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die." Clearly, Ned should've started playing a little harder.
If you want to unleash your inner Cersei, you'd better be ready to kick some ass.
4. Don't allow anyone to get close to you, unless you've seriously considered the risks.
Unless it's your brother. JK.
5. It pays to be nice. Sometimes.
Though you may want to act like a heartless bitch, you'll have to play nice to get what you want.
"The occasional kindness will spare you all sorts of trouble down the road," as Cersei says.
And, if all else fails, threaten to kill whoever dares stand in your way.
6. Never apologize for those Saturday night wine sessions.
Queens drink wine; princesses sip green tea.
7. You are unstoppable.
You are a lioness. Do not cringe for them.
With season six of "Game of Thrones" beginning this Sunday, April 24. There will be so much more to learn from the Queen Mother.