Lena Headey Opens Up on Filming ‘Game of Thrones’ Waterboarding Scene: ‘A Really Shit Time’

Lena Headey Opens Up on Filming ‘Game of Thrones’ Waterboarding Scene: ‘A Really Shit Time’
Hannah Waddingham, a frontrunner to land an Emmy nomination this year for “Ted Lasso,” generated headlines last month after she revealed she was waterboarded on the “Game of Thrones” set for nearly 10 hours while filming a scene in which her character, Unella, is tortured by Cersei Lannister. Now, Waddingham’s scene partner and Cersei actress Lena Headey has weighed in on shooting the harrowing moment. Speaking to Insider, Headey said her co-star “had a really shit time doing that scene.”

“I adore Hannah, she’s one of my favorite humans,” Headey said, noting the scene was filmed that way as to be “authentic” despite creating a “really, really tough day” on set.

Headey continued, “People have different limits. People will go to different places. And some people will be like, ‘I don’t want to fucking put myself in that position.’ I totally respect whatever your boundaries are, but Hannah was a trooper.
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