After some previous unconfirmed reports, it is now quite clear that Littlefinger will return to King’s Landing in Game of Thrones season 5. From a book reader’s perspective, this introduces a whole host of speculation into the fold, as Baelish was still very much in the Vale when he was last seen in A Feast for Crows.
Aidan Gillen was photographed by some fans in Dubrovnik last week. While the context of his scene(s) is unknown, he was very much present in the city specifically for filming as Littlefinger, as evidenced by the picture above.
Massive spoilers for a key scene below the cut.
A WatchersOnTheWall source has divulged quite a bit of information on the filming of King’s Landing scenes over the last few weeks, with a particular focus on Cersei’s Walk of Shame.
Of note are the following points:
To begin the Walk of Shame, the High Sparrow makes an announcement to a crowd of peasants.The High Sparrow holds a speech, I’ll paraphrase: “Before you stands Cersei, of house Lannister, mother of his grace, king Tommen, widow of his grace king Robert. She has admitted to the sins of fornication and adultery. She stands as the Gods made her, naked, asking for your forgiveness as she undergoes her walk of penance.”
Cersei is escorted before him by three septas, who rip her ragged clothes from her body. Her hair is short and her head bloody, as if clumps of hair have been torn out.
When the Walk begins, she is escorted by six Faith Militant members, and the recently cast Septa Unella.
The scene was filmed multiple times – with Lena Headey, with a body double, and with a moving green screen and lighting equipment. The double was nude, while Lena wore a skin-colored dress.
The ugliest part was filmed in a narrow street where Cersei makes a corner and this part is supposed to represent the slums. The most shit-and-piss throwing, yelling and spitting (not real spit) on her was here. It looked horrible there in real life, can’t really imagine how awful it will look on TV. The last part was filmed at Ploce gates; this was the last day of filming. At this part Cersei is already crying and at one point she slips on the floor, but very briefly.
She does fall to her knees towards the end.
Lena was amazing... truly heartbreaking... the scenes were disgusting and I can already see all the goody-do-gooders getting their pants in a twist over molestation of women etc...
As they approach the Red Keep, Cersei’s Faith escort comes to a halt. An entourage of gold cloaks and Lannister guardsmen lines the entrance to the Keep, its presence preventing the crowd from coming any further. Qyburn, The Mountain in Kingsguard armor, and a man reminscent of (but still unconfirmed as) Kevan Lannister wait just inside the entrance. Qyburn cloaks Cersei upon her entry, and the doors close.
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