Terrible news, everybody: Game of Thrones is having a little trouble staging a famous scene from the books, because a church in Croatia (where many of the Kings Landing scenes are filmed) doesn't particularly approve of public nudity. Big shocker, there.
The scene calls for Cersei — played by Lena Headey — to walk out of a church and onto the streets of King's Landing in the buff. The scene is supposed to be shot in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where the church has a lot of power and a rigid policy against public displays of sexuality.
We're told the local film commission will not give producers a permit to shoot the scene because they take their cue from the church — in this case the Church of St. Nicholas.
It seems a little much to expect a church to hand over its front stoop so the producers of a show famous for its sex and violence can film a topless woman strolling outdoors. But this is a headache because, according to "sources," they're having trouble finding a workaround and the scene is "crucial to the story line and it's an iconic moment from the book."
Feels like a bit of divine justice, given that the show boasts more bare breasts than Bourbon Street but just keeps cock-teasing those of us who're attracted to gents.