Lena Headey: Game of Thrones Nude Scene Was Faked With Body Double, CGI

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Even if you didn't catch the Game of Thrones Season 5 finale, you've likely heard about the shocking conclusion, either from despondent co-workers or the flurry (no pun intended) of fan-made memes popping up in your newsfeed.

Though he looked pretty darn dead, the fate of Jon Snow is still in question, and we're firm believers that he'll be back in one form or another, although we wouldn't put it past GoT's showrunners to just say, "Nah, we spent the last five seasons developing this character and establishing his importance to the story just to f--k with you."

In any event, it'll be months before we get any kind of closure on all the stunning violence in Sunday's episode, so let's move on to discussing GoT fans' other favorite topic. 

That's right, we're talkin' boobs. Specifically, we're talking about Lena Headey's nude scene in the finale.

In the moments following the scene, Reddit, Twitter and other places where grownups gather to discuss boobs in deadly serious fashion were flooded with accusations of fakery on the part of Headey and the GoT producers.

Lena Headey Body Double

Side-by-side images like the ones above were used to demonstrate that Headey's face and neck were slightly distorted by the CGI used to graft her head onto her stand-in's body.

It was an understandable decision, as Headey was pregnant with her second child at the time the scene was filmed.

This wasn't an attempt to get one over on the fans, but rather, the result of a famous actress wisely opting out of an outdoor nude scene with hundreds extras. Also, there was that whole being pregnant thing.

So perhaps instead of rising up and calling shenanigans, we should be congratulating the GoT crew for pulling off some of its most clever editing and convincing CGI trickery to date.

After all, if you can suspend your disbelief long enough to enjoy the sight of a woman riding a dragon to safety one week, surely the next week you can take in a climactic and horrifying scene without worrying too much about who those boobs really belong to, right?

Let's all just focus on what's really important and continue being happy that Stannis is dead, shall we?

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