Headey told The Sun she was pregnant when the scene filmed, so she used a body double for the scene, in which a cult forced her to walk through the streets naked.
Headey explained she’s not against performing in nude scenes in general, however.
“I’ve done nudity. I’m not averse to it,” she said. “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.”
She embraced that vulnerability when filming as a way to cope with the pain of her divorce from her husband of six years, Peter Loughran, in 2013, explaining, “I tried to put into Cersei in a way that was cathartic for me, otherwise I would have had a meltdown.”
Headey says she’s got little in common with Cersei in terms of her own personality, which makes the role a bit of a challenge, but that the character did help her cope with another trauma in her life: postpartum depression, which she suffered in the first season of the “Game of Thrones.”
“It was horrendous — I had post-natal depression but I didn’t know it,” she said. “I saw a doctor for the medical check and I just burst into tears. I did the first year [of ‘GoT’] in that space, figuring out motherhood and going through a weird time personally. It was tricky.”
Headey says she’ll miss the show, but there’s one element of it which she’s eager to strip herself of for good: Cersei’s cropped wig, which Headey — who also said she only worked for 15 days per year — calls “the itchy turnip.”
“I hated that thing. I would have liked to burn it,” she confessed. “Everyone keeps asking me if I took anything from the set — but I didn’t take anything.”
Playing Cersei was challenging at times for Headey, she says, because she’s a self-described “nerd” who’s shy and suffers from anxiety, but she’ll miss the series and admitted to crying when “GoT” filming ended.
“I thought I wasn’t going to let myself get to that point because I had the last day to get through — and then, when I left and I got in the car, I broke down in tears and I was devastated,” she said. “It’s been nine years and it’s been amazing, and I’m happy to go and find new things.”
CNN’s April Ryan calls for Sarah Sanders to be fired
In May 2017, following the turbulent firing of FBI Director James Comey, Sanders told reporters that “countless” FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey despite one reporter’s assertion that the “vast majority” of them supported his leadership. According to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office, Sanders told investigators her claim was a “slip of the tongue” and was “in the heat of the moment,” admitting that it was not founded on anything.
Ryan, who is also a White House reporter for the American Urban Radio Networks, blasted the press secretary on Thursday night for “lying” to the American people.
“Not only does she not have any credibility left, she lied,” Ryan told CNN anchor Erin Burnett. “She outright lied and the people, the American people can’t trust her. They can’t trust what’s said from the president’s mouthpiece, spokesperson, from the people’s house. Therefore, she should be let go. She should be fired. End of story. When there is a lack of credibility there, you have to start and start lopping the heads off. It’s ‘Fire Me Thursday’ or ‘Fire Me Good Friday,’ she needs to go.”
The CNN pundit suggested that since President Trump “won’t take the fall” that Sanders might instead.
“Sarah plays a dangerous game in that room… The game is dangerous because she is lying to the American public,” Ryan continued. “Then, on top of all that, she says the press is fake when she’s faking reports from the people’s house. She’s calling us fake? We’ve had colleagues who’ve had to move from their houses because of threats. I have to have security because of being called ‘fake’ and a ‘loser’ and all sorts of things from that White House. It’s time for her to go.”
The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
‘Modern Family’ star Sarah Hyland shares racy bikini photo for self-motivation
Hyland shared a “throwback Thursday” snapshot of herself rocking a bikini and explained that she wanted “to remind myself that I can make it to the gym.”
She went on to boast of the power of the female body, saying its abilities were limitless.
“Lately I’ve been making excuses because of the constant pain from health issues. But no more. A woman’s body is a miraculous thing and we can do anything we set our minds to,” she wrote. “#summer #bodygoals here I come.”
Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy and Julius Young contributed to this report.
Lili Reinhart shows off her pole dancing skills while filming ‘Hustlers’
On Thursday, the 22-year-old actress shared a behind-the-scenes photo of herself prepping for the movie, which follows a group of strip club employees who join together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
“Really nailing this whole pole thing,” Reinhart captioned a picture on her Instagram Story which shows the “Riverdale” star — wearing a black top and matching shorts paired with heels — hanging upside down on a pole.
The movie — written and directed by Lorene Scafaria — is inspired by a 2016 New York Magazine story, according to Deadline.
The drama began shooting in New York City last month and is set to be released in September.
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