Everyone is still talking about Cersei’s insane nude scene on ‘Game of Thrones.’ Now, Lena Headey’s body double is spilling secrets of what it was like to film that grueling moment!
On the June 14 finale of Game of Thrones, the ending left us with a devastating loss. However, before that brutality went down, there was another moment which made our hearts weep. Cersei (Lena Headey), having been stripped down, was forced to walk for miles through the King’s Landing Crowd. It turns out, Lena’s body was actually played by an actress who had to spend three full days naked, filming the intense moment– and that’s not the only secret she’s spilling!
“It was one of the scariest, most wonderful, most gratifying experiences I could have imagined,” Rebecca told Entertainment Weekly. “I never in a million years would have thought I would be in Dubrovnik surrounded by hundreds of extras and crew members throwing food at me, but it was amazing.”
As it turns out, Lena was never actually naked, but rather, she wore a beige shift to shoot the scene, walking directly besides Rebecca. And, even though Rebecca was depicting her body, Lena chose to stay out of the casting process. “I was like, ‘Listen guys, she happens to have a beautiful body, but I don’t do casting,” said Lena. “If somebody is brave enough to do this, I applaud it.”
Once Rebecca was cast, though, Lena was all hands on deck. “Lena was so good about walking beside me and guiding me into what Cersei was thinking and the movements,” Rebecca said. “We were playing tag team — ‘You’re it!’ — and trying to make light of the fact we’re all covered in everything and going through this together.”
What did you guys think of that GoT scene? Should Lena have done it herself or was it cool for her to use a double?
— Casey Mink