February 15, 2015 04:20 PM

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There’s another Lannister on the way!

Lena Headey is expecting her second child, PEOPLE confirms exclusively. The actress is best known for playing Cersei Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

“I’m happy to confirm that I’m having my second child this summer,” Headey, 41, told PEOPLE in a statement. “I only hope that this announcement can help me to regain some of the privacy I have recently lost to prying photographers and ask that they please respect my privacy and let me enjoy this time.”

Headey is already mom to son Wylie, who turns 5 next month, with musician Peter Loughran, whom she divorced in 2013.

The English actress, who earned her first Emmy nomination last July, is set to reprise her role in the fifth season of Thrones, which returns April 12 on HBO.

— Lynette Rice

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