A Lannister always pays their debts, but now it's the Game of Thrones producers who are shelling out the big bucks.
According to TMZ, the HBO drama paid up to $50,000 per day to film a scene featuring Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) walking from a church through town completely nude. That adds up to a potential $200,000! The bill for the four-day shoot was so high because the series had to hire extra crew as well as pay local shop owners in Croatia to shut down their businesses during filming.
Cell phones were also banned on set to prevent leaked photos (which clearly didn't work), in addition to everyone on set having to sign a confidentially agreement. So watch out whoever leaked the pictures, because violation of the agreement could result in a whopping $250,000 in lawsuits.
Of course, there are rumors we won't actually get to see a nude Headey in Season 5 since she reportedly opted for a body double, but fans should be grateful Game of Thrones managed to film the scene at all.
The Croatian film board originally vetoed the plan to film Cersei walking out naked from the Church of St. Nicholas (which stands in for The Great Sept of Baelor). Producers managed to strike a deal by filming in the streets near the church and constructing a fake set so that no one is ever naked in the actual church itself.
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