Lena Headey may not have bared it all physically for her Walk of Shame sequence on the Game of Thrones season finale, but she bared it all emotionally.
And that is what helped Lena Heady’s body double do such a great job.
Lena Headey’s body double for the scene, Rebecca Van Cleave, has spoken out about her experience.
She told Entertainment Weekly of playing Lena Headey’s body, “It was one of the scariest, most wonderful, most gratifying experiences I could have imagined.”
She added, “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.”
Hmmm. Naked with people throwing food and even dumping chamber pots at you. It just doesn’t sound that amazing.
However, Van Cleave credits the full help and support of Lena Headey for helping her to get through the awkward scene.
She said, “Lena was so good about walking beside me and guiding me into what Cersei was thinking and the movements. We were playing tag team — ‘You’re it!’ — and trying to make light of the fact we’re all covered in everything and going through this together.”
Lena Headey, herself, was proud of the job that Van Cleave did. She said, “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.”
She added, “It takes a lot to walk through the crowd naked for three days in a row with the crowd braying at you.”
I’m sure that takes a measure of confidence and courage that most people don’t have! What did you think about Lena Headey’s (and Rebecca Van Cleave’s) Walk of Shame?