A small Croatian church is standing in the way of filming one of the most prominent scenes in the fifth season of “Game of Thrones”: seeing Cersei Lannister stark naked.
Though the HBO show regularly features sex and nudity, TMZ is reporting that the Church of St. Nicholas in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and its local film commission has a “rigid policy against public displays of sexuality,” and is refusing to let the show film the scene there. Everyone else might be dying to see it, but a church not letting a nude scene happen on its front steps shouldn’t be all that surprising.
However, George R. R. Martin’s story line for “A Song of Ice and Fire” requires Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey, to walk naked through King’s Landing, and this church in particular is where most of the show’s scenes are filmed.
But sources tell TMZ they can’t cut the scene because “it’s an iconic moment from the book.” TMZ correctly infers that it doubts a few Hail Marys will “do the trick,” but we hope something does.