HBO finally shot the highly anticipated “Game of Thrones” nude scene where Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey, walks out of a church completely naked and passes through King’s Landing, and it cost over $200,000, TMZ reports.
The scene was shot in Croatia over a four-day period, took $50,000 per day and required about 200 security guards. The bill was so high because of the extra security and because producers had to pay local shop owners to close their businesses as they filmed.
All phones were banned, and those on set had to sign a confidentiality agreement that threatened up to $250,000 in lawsuits if violated.
Only four people on set witnessed the nude scene. (RELATED: Eleven Most Shocking ‘Game of Thrones’ Deaths So Far)
The costly, but key, nude scene almost didn’t happen. One of the Croatian churches and local film commissions refused to let the scene be filmed there because of its “rigid policy against public displays of sexuality.” HBO ended up filming in a different area. (RELATED: No One Is Going To See Cersei Lannister’s Boobs)
The fifth season is expected to premiere in the spring of 2015, but no official date has been set.