Game of thrones season finale 5,had a scene where actress Lena Headey known as Cercei in the series had to play a nude walk of shame. Well,the 41 year old actress had a body double,Rebecca Van Cleave (photo below),27 and some fans criticized her work. In an interview with EW,Lena and Rebecca discussed the collaborative scenes;
“It was a long process trying to find somebody who got what it means physically to be there with all that stuff going on, and Rebecca is a great actress,” Headey says. “It takes a lot to walk through the crowd naked for three days in a row with the crowd braying at you.”
And Rebecca said;
“It was one of the scariest, most wonderful, most gratifying experiences I could have imagined,” “I never in a million years would have thought I would be in Dubrovnik surrounded by hundreds of extras and crew members throwing food at me, but it was amazing.”
“I personally don’t agree with anybody who says having a body double detracts from the scene,” “Lena put her heart and soul into that scene. It should all be about the finished product, not about whose body was where and and whose head was where.”
The scene took three days to shoot. Lena is pregnant with her second child so it quite understandable why they used a body double. Wow,technology is something else! I wouldn’t have guessed they used a body double.