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Game Of Thrones' Lena Headey says she was 'driven' by THOSE graphic nude scenes... as she reveals secret postnatal depression battle
Date 14/04/2019 20:05  Author admin  Hits 85  Language Global
Game Of Thrones star Lena Headey has confessed she has no problem with her character's graphic nude scenes.



Hard: The star, 45, admitted she found it 'difficult' using a body double to film certain scenes as Cersei Lannister, as she was pregnant during the filming of Season Five


The actress, 45, told The Sun she finds filming the scenes drives her to perform better as an actor, adding she found it 'difficult' when she was forced to use a stand-in for a famous Season Five scene.

It came as Lena also admitted that she battled postnatal depression during filming for the first season of the HBO epic, which begins its final season on Sunday.

Lena's character Cersei Lannister is no stranger to a naked scene or two, having featured in numerous romantic clinches throughout her seven series' on the show.

But the star said she's never had a problem with filming the graphic scenes, telling the publication: 'I've done nudity. I'm not averse to it.

'I'm a very emotional actor and get really driven by that. To do my job, I allow myself to be really vulnerable. I don't know any other way.'



Harrowing: In the famour scene, Cersei is stripped naked and marched through the street, as someone shouts shame from behind her


Lena was then forced to use a stand-in for a famous scene in Season Five, as she was pregnant during filming.

The scene sees Cersei stripped naked and marched through the streets by a cult, who ring a bell and repeatedly scream shame as she is hit with food and other excrement.

On the decision to use a body double for the scenes, she added: 'She found it very difficult, obviously. It’s not a natural thing to do.'

Lena also confessed that the breakdown of her marriage to husband of six years Peter Loughran in 2013 helped her in developing Cersei's character as a scheming monarch.

The star also has son Wylie, nine, and went onto admit she battled postnatal depression while filming Game Of Thrones' first series in 2010.

She explained that while visiting the doctor she broke down in tears due to her depression struggles.

The star has since re-married to childhood friend Dan Cadan, and they have a three-year-old daughter Teddy.

Lena will take centre stage when Game Of Thrones returns for its long-awaited final season on Sunday.

The show's cast have been extremely tight-lipped on what fans can expect from the final six episodes, with many eager to see which characters will survive the swan song.




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