Lena Headey slams critics who shamed her about not stripping down on the season 5 finale of Game of Thrones.

April 21, 2016
First published on:April 21, 2016
by HitBerry

Lena Headey slams critics who shamed her about not stripping down on the season 5 finale of Game of Thrones.

‘Game of thrones’ is one of the most ground-breaking series which never fails to startle the audience with its upcoming new surprises. Now one of them is the finale of its fifth season where Lena Heady - the show's frosty queen mother Cersei Lannister hits the viewers with the nudity but it was a body double.

For this, the actress was heavily criticized and now she slams her critics about not stripping down for the ‘shame’ walking scene in the season finale.

The producers of the series used the face of Lena and the naked body of Rebecca Van Cleave using CGI trickery. In that scene, Lena walked through a sea of jeering extras as the regal matriarch was punished by religious zealots in front of her subjects for her affair with twin brother Jamie.

According to her interview with Entertainment Weekly. She said.

"Some people thought I was less of an actress because I didn't get my tits out," she said, revealing that numerous factors like the intense vulnerability of the scene, how she would have reacted while filming and having children all weighed in on her decision.


"You know what? It was really a bit shocking. I've done nudity. I'm not adverse to it. But I know I'm a very emotional actor and I get really driven by that. In order to do my job, I allow myself to be really vulnerable. I don't know any other way to do my job. Things really affect me. And the thought of being naked for three days and trying to contain her in the way she would be I think I would feel very angry. I didn't want to be angry. I don't think Cersei would be angry. I did what I thought she would do, emotionally. And wonderful Rebecca [Van Cleave, Headey's stand-in] was able to contain herself and be naked. She found it very difficult, obviously. It's not a natural thing to do. I film every year and I have kids and they know me now and [being naked in the scene] was just too much on top of that. So yeah, people that get it thought it was great. I didn't phone it in; I was actually there for three days with Rebecca."

Now that’s pretty much it.

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