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‘Game of Thrones’ will get to film Cersei’s naked church scene after all

Cersei (Lena Headey) ended the “Game of Thrones” season hoping to see her brother killed and trying to avoid a second marriage.
Cersei (Lena Headey) ended the “Game of Thrones” season hoping to see her brother killed and trying to avoid a second marriage. HBO

Warning: Season 5 “Game of Thrones” spoilers ahead.

Despite the efforts of film commissioners in Dubrovnik, Croatia, “Game of Thrones” fans will get to see Cersei get naked in church.

Actually, for the pivotal scene in which Lena Headey’s character is forcibly stripped and shamed by the High Septon, a fictional church will be reproduced on a fake set. But Headey will reproduce the queen regent’s walk of shame through the streets of Dubrovnik (standing in for King’s Landing) that readers of George R.R. Martin’s books will remember from “A Feast for Crows.”

It would have been the height of irony if Croatia’s religious community had been successful in their efforts to thwart HBO’s filming. Cersei’s naked march back to the Red Keep is one of the few naughty moments in the “Game of Thrones” canon where the nudity is thematically essential.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the scene will be filmed in about a month. Our guess: It will appear in the second-to-last episode of the season.

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