‘Game of Thrones’: Why 1 of the Most Iconic Scenes Was Both ‘Scary’ and ‘Wonderful’ to Film

Many Game of Thrones stars fed all their time on the fantasy series. But Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) chose to stand in nude at one of the most memorable moments in the series – “Walk of Atonement.” Healey’s stance states that filming the scene was both “scary” and “miraculous.”

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‘Game of Thrones’ first-time showmen didn’t know how to handle nudity on set in first season

Entertainment Weekly’s Editor-at-Large James Hibberd recently leaked an oral history of Game of Thrones with the title Fire Can’t Kill Dragon: Game of Thrones and the official story without the story of the Epic series. Hibberd writes that, in the early days of the series, the presenters of DB Weiss and David Benioff did not know how to handle nudity on set.

Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) remembers Benioff being unprofessional during one of his nude scenes. Momoa says he was wearing a close-fitting bag, which covers the genitals during a sex scene. But Benioff wanted him taken off, so Momoa put it in his hand.

“That was because David was like, ‘Momoa, just take it off! ‘You know, give me s ***. ‘Sacrament! Do it for your art! ‘I’m just like,’ F *** you, bro. My wife would be pissed. That’s for one woman only, man, ‘”Momoa recalled.

He also said after tearing it off, he held it in his hand. Momoa then handed Benioff “a big cup and a handshake.” The actor says he said to Benioff, “Hey, now you have a little bit of me, my friend.”

The double nude body Lena Headey says filming the scene ‘Walk of Atonement’ was both ‘scary’ and ‘powerful’

One of the most memorable nude scenes in the entire series of Game of Thrones This happened during season 5. Fans of the Cersei Lannister Atonement Trail will soon forget.

Headey Cersei Lannister has played in all eight seasons. But she chose to stand in for the scene in which her character marched over King Landing with the High Sparrow.

Walk of Atonement was a punishment for Cersei’s ancestral relationship with her cousin. While she was walking naked, the villagers abused her by throwing food and sifting. Rebecca Van Cleave stood in for Headey. According to the Amannan Hindustan, this was Van Cleave ‘s first ever nude scene. And it happened in front of 500 people.

“It was one of the hardest, most amazing and happiest events I could have imagined. I would never in a million years have thought I would be in Dubrovnik surrounded by hundreds of extra people and crew members throwing food at me, but it was amazing, ”she said.

Headey walked next to Van Cleave during the three-day shoot, with Headey in a nude-colored slip. The special effects team then combined the images with Headey’s face and Van Cleave’s body.

The ‘Walk of Atonement’ scene challenged the ‘Game of Thrones’ team

Mar SyFy notes, during the Walk of Atonement scene, Headey was in charge of face-to-face performances. Meanwhile, Van Cleave made the real walk through the city center. The production team had a few challenges shooting the scene. However, they did everything they could to protect Van Cleave.

“We’re burning it in a big city where you’re surrounded by walls that looked down on our Walk of Shame. We covered most of it [the view lines] with umbrellas, ”said executive producer Bernadette Caulfield. “That was our biggest challenge. We wanted to protect it, and we wanted to make sure that everyone was polite and respectful of the situation, and we didn’t want to offend anyone. We only left a little open, so to speak. ”

However, not everyone was polite. Hannah Waddingham (Septa Unella) remembers Van Cleave standing around after the director shouted “cut.” Waddingham said she would “fight” her way through the crowd and wrap her arm around Van Cleave so the division of suits could cover her. Another thing, “loads of boys were just watching. ”

Protocols for nudity on set became more common throughout the eight seasons of Game of Thrones. For the last two seasons, HBO wanted a close-knit coordinator.

Fire Can’t Kill Dragon: Game of Thrones and the official story without the story of the Epic series now available in stores.

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