Friday, June 19, 2015
Meet Cersei’s Body Double From Her Walk of Shame In Game Of Thrones
Decider - For the last week, people have been buzzing about who’s dead, who’s alive, and what’s coming up next on Game of Thrones. People have also been buzzing about that harrowing walk of shame that Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) took through the streets of King’s Landing. While fans have almost universally praised Headey’s brave performance, some people might be surprised to learn that wasn’t Headey’s nude body. An American actress namedRebecca Van Cleave – click here for a photo – was Headey’s body double. How did Game of Thrones pull this off? Why didn’t Headey strip down herself? And should knowing that Headey didn’t subject herself to the same physical shame as Cersei detract from her performance? EW.com tracked down Van Cleave and got the scoop. Van Cleave, pictured below, was picked from over 1,000 actresses who auditioned for the role of Cersei’s body and told EW that “It was actually the most comfortable casting I’ve ever had, considering.” Well, that’s good to hear.