By Marc Jackson for MailOnline. It was the most shocking episode of an already boundary-breaking series of Game of Thrones. Now Lena Heady - the show's frosty queen mother Cersei Lannister - has hit back at viewers who criticised her for using a body double for the season five finale's nude 'shame' walking scene.
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Game of Thrones star Lena Headey says that refusing to have sex with shamed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein hindered her career for a decade. Headey accused Weinstein of sexual harassment on Twitter in when she detailed an encounter with the disgraced producer which left her in tears. The actress's career took off again inwhen she was cast as Cersei Lannister in the hit HBO fantasy drama, which will conclude with series eight in April.
Some fans were surprised by how quickly Cersei went from insisting Euron had to "earn" her to caving into those advances. The star who plays Cersei was also dubious about this turn of events. At least, she was at first.
Actress Lena Headeywho plays the merciless self-appointed queen of Westeros, was similarly tough to convince that her character would agree to bed to the bullying pirate. The ambitious Euron wants more — sex with Cersei, to be exact. His demand is partly out of lust, partly to edge himself closer to the Iron Throne.
Ever since the Game of Thrones series finale aired back in May, many fans of the show have felt there were a handful of storylines we would've liked to see wrap up differently. And according to some recent comments from Lena Headeyit sounds like at least one Cersei storyline would have shifted had it not been for the writers' decision to scrap a certain scene from season seven. The actress, who played Cersei Lannister on the HBO drama, appeared at a comic book convention in Germany where she revealed that the show's penultimate season almost featured a scene that sees her character having a miscarriage.
Lena Headey's nude body double has described the shocking 'Walk of Shame' in the Game of Thrones season five finale as "the hardest but best experience of her life". Rebecca Van Cleave stepped in to play Cersei Lannister as she walks through Kings Landing in her birthday suit, being pelted with everything from rotting fruits to bodily fluids. Her head was then replaced with Headey's by the special effects team and she now has "naked Cersei" listed on her IMDB page.
Game of Thrones has finally returned for its eighth and final seasonand after a nearly two-year wait, the Season 8 premiere did not disappoint. There were a ton of revelations during the season premiere. The remaining Stark siblings have reconnected.
Actress Lena Headey was shocked by the criticism she received after a body double replaced her for a key nude scene in Game Of Thrones. The British star portrays scheming royal Cersei Lannister in the hit fantasy series, and the season five finale last year featured her character stripped naked by religious leaders, and forced to take a walk of shame to atone for her incestuous affair with her twin brother. Lena Headey as Cersei, being readied for her final humiliation before the baying crowds of King's Landing.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the "Game of Thrones" star slammed those who "felt she was less of an actress" because she didn't get "her t--s out" on last season's infamous "Walk of Shame" scene. I'm not adverse to it," she said in the interview. In the Season 5 finale, her character Cersei Lannister, aka The Queen Mother, was ordered by the High Sparrow Jonathan Pryce to walk naked through all of King's Landing while being berated by an angry mob who screamed obscenities and threw garbage, raw sewage and other nasty things at her.