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HBO Spent a Fortune to Film Lena Headey's Controversial 5th Season Nude Scene

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 6, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 6, 2014 |


Filming on the fifth season of Game of Thrones has been taking place in Croatia —which is standing in for King’s Landings — the last few months, and HBO has run into some complications in filming a very important Lena Headey nude scene crucial to the story. Last month, they were supposed to film the scene in Dubrovnik, Croatia, but the deeply religious city — which takes its lead from the church — refused to grant them permission.

After some negotiations, however, the city of Dubrovnik finally relented and allowed Cersei Lannister to walk the streets in the buff — as long as she didn’t step foot in a church. That scene was finally filmed a couple of days ago, and someone on Instagram snapped a picture. (Lena Headey is under the umbrella.)

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The scene, which took four days to shoot, was also incredibly pricey, costing HBO $50,000 a day to shoot, because they needed 200 security guards to protect the set, and everyone had to sign a confidentiality agreement threatening a $250,000 fine if they leaked any pictures of the Headey on set.

In the end, only four crew members ended up being there when Headey finally disrobed. Everyone else will need to wait and watch next season of Game of Thrones to see Headey walk the streets of Braavos in nothing.



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