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Lena Headey makes parenting pledge

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Lena Headey makes parenting pledge

Lena Headey has vowed to allow her unborn daughter to make her own decisions in life.

The 41-year-old actress, who stars as Cersei Lannister in the HBO TV series 'Game of Thrones', has penned a blog in which she's pledged to allow her daughter the freedom needed to form her own character.

Lena, who also has a four-year-old son Wylie with ex-husband Peter Loughran, wrote: "My daughter will have freedom of choice. She will be free to dance, to sing, to be educated in the fields that spark her passion, to marry if she wants, to marry WHO she wants, to remain single, or to fall in love with another woman.

"She'll be able to wear what she wants, put on lipstick, and read books that spark debate and expand her mind. She will be loved, protected, respected, and celebrated. (sic)"

The actress - who's still to confirm the identity of the father of her baby - also revealed how she hopes the future will treat her unborn daughter.

She wrote for charity Plan International USA: "All these things that should be, and will be, basic human rights, are a promise to my daughter."

Lena also said there's a responsibility for women like herself to represent those who don't have a platform to voice their views.

She explained: "Geography dictates my freedom as a woman, geography and the women before us who fought for our equal political voice. The inequality that is all too prevalent all over the world is so great and so frightening. We owe it to our sisters who have no voice, and no chance to be heard, to speak up."