“GAME OF THRONES” SEASON 5 MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD
Whilst there’s a lot of nudity on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” several of the major stars have yet to get their kit off. One infamous scene in the books though is due to hit the screen soon, one which involves Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) walking down the streets of King’s Landing naked.
For those who haven’t read the books I won’t go into spoilers, but it is a crucial scene in the book and despite the nudity it isn’t a pleasant one – less “Hair” and more “Passion of the Christ” in tone. Unfortunately the scene in question may not make it to the screen at all due to a Croatian church in the city of Dubrovnik where much of the King’s Landing scenes are filmed.
TMZ reports that the Church of St. Nicholas in Dubrovnik has a lot of power and a rigid policy against public displays of sexuality. As a result, the local film commission will not give producers a permit to shoot the scene because they take their cues from the church.
Producers have already gotten permission and the permits to shoot everything they need for the new season bar this one scene, probably because Headey’s naked Cersei has to walk out of the church building in the scene. Reportedly, producers have yet to figure out a workaround.
The scene is a big one though, Headey herself has previously indicated one reason her character has kept her clothes on in previous seasons is because she wants the scene to be that much more shocking when it happens. Will the producers cut it, shoot around the nudity or use another location? We’ll have to wait and see.
Source: Cinema Blend