Lena Headey, who plays Queen Regent Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones, has spoken out about how nudity—or lack thereof (she has yet to get nekkid on the HBO show)—is basically synonymous with power for her character on the series.
*Possibly mild spoilers ahead*
In an interview with Vulture, the actress made some revelatory comments about her character and nudity on the hit fantasy series.
First off, Lena Headey spoke about her twincest scene with twin brother Ser Jaime Lannister, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, which took place in episode one of season one.
Headey revealed that her fully-clad sex scene was in fact done by a ... body double (the actress being pregnant at the time—except for the close-ups, obviously—see exhibit A above).
Oops! Sorry to burst your bubble on that one, guys and gals.
But then she added:
I've said from day one that I've got no problem with nudity. I've done it throughout my career. But for this character, it's been better for her regality and her feistiness to not bare her flesh until she has to. When it's out of her control. And if that ever happens, it won't be Cersei being seductive or sexy. She'll be stripped. That kind of a scene will have more power if it's not an everyday occurrence. I can't wait for that.
A Song of Ice and Fire book readers may have a tiny inkling as to which particular scene Lena Headey may be referring to here; but we're not gonna be a party pooper and reveal what it could be for the Unsullied amongst us.
Still, we can't wait for that to happen. How about you?