In the Season 6 finale, Lena Headey’s Cersei Lannister takes revenge on Unella. Unella had previously imprisoned Cersei and shouted “shame” during her atonement walk in one of the show’s most famous scenes. Unella is last seen being tortured by Cersei before being left in the hands of The Mountain.
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Waddingham recalls receiving script updates as she flew to film the scene. At first, she was taken aback by the sudden call for her to wear a jumpsuit for the shoot.
“I was there, strapped to a wooden table with the proper big straps for ten hours,” Waddingham said. “Apart from giving birth, it was the worst day of my life. Lena [Headey] was uncomfortable pouring liquid on my face for so long and I was beside myself. At such times, you must be thinking, “Are you serving the peace and is it continuing?” Or do you go out and say, “No, that’s not what I signed up for. “
Waddingham then recalled a subsequent interaction she had with fellow Game of Thrones actor Eugene Simon, who played Lancel Lannister on the series.
« [Eugene] was like, ‘Oh my god, what happened to you today?’ I could barely speak because I had shouted through The Mountain’s hand, ”Waddingham said. I had no voice to barely whisper, bruises were already popping up as if I had been attacked. I was like, “I just waterboarded for ten hours. And he said, ‘Buddy, I just crawled into sh – for four days on my elbows…’ You haven’t been in Game of Thrones unless you’ve been really, really beaten. ”