"Game of Thrones" banned from filming Cersei's naked walk of shame in Dubrovnik, Croatia; Show not expected to win big at Emmy's despite 19 nominations?
"Game of Thrones" season 5 will include a naked Cersei Lannister doing a walk of shame. Actress Lena Headey is on board, but the scene is yet to be shot as the filming location has denied a shooting permit due to a ban on public nudity.
According to IB Times, the production crew of "Game of Thrones" is still trying to figure out how they will shoot Cersei Lannister's "very naked, and very public, walk of shame," which is a scene from George R.R. Martin's "A Dance with Dragons." Watchers on the Wall shares "Game of Thrones'" filming route, as the show has finished on Northern Ireland and will be moving to Croatia. The show will begin filming in Dubrovnik in late September and will apparently conclude mid-October.
Also according to the IB Times article, actor Lena Headey has accepted the naked challenge, but unfortunately, the film commission in Dubrovnik is apparently not on board.
IB Times shares: "In 'A Dance with Dragons,' Cersei finally gets her comeuppance. Cersei became queen regent following Tywin Lannister's death-and she rules King's Landing with an iron fist." Cersei will meet her walk of shame after attempting to frame Margaery Tyrell for adultery. The article says that the plan will backfire and Cersei will be jailed pending trial. "Before the trial, a bald Cersei has to do a penance walk from the Great Sept to the Red Keep, and the public lines up to watch the spectacle."
The scene will allegedly be shot from Dubrovnik Cathedral to Sponza Palace, says IB Times. The two-mile distance will reportedly be populated with 500 extras to "rain obscenities" on Cersei. What the production crew will have problems with is the shooting permit, which has allegedly been denied "as the city prevents public nudity. The Church of St Nicholas stands firm against their stance on public displays of sexuality, adds The Sydney Morning Herald. Because of this, the scene might be shot somewhere else.
"Game of Thrones" is one of the expected big winners in this year's Emmy Awards, as the HBO fantasy drama series is up for nominations in 19 categories. However, Mashable is encouraging fans of the show not to expect any major awards, as "there's little chance the show will win." According to Mashable's article, the show has not won anything for writing, directing, and acting besides Peter Dinklage winning in 2011 for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Mashable says HBO programming president Michael Lombardo attributes the lack of awards to the "high visual quality" of the production, which could have been "distracting to Emmy voters."
Despite the odds being against the show, actors did not fail to make heads turn at the Emmy's. Kit Harrington, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Rose Leslie, and Sibel Kekili were among the stars who attended the 66th Emmy's on Monday, August 25, lists Today.