LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Lena Headey faced backlash for her infamous walk of shame scene on Game of Thrones.
The 42-year-old British actress discussed the Season 5 shocker on Wednesday's episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, admitting some fans were "judgmental" she used a body double for the scene.
"People have been good, and slightly judgmental," the star revealed. "There have been some people that criticized me for not being the naked body, which was a choice of many choices."
Headey portrays Cersei Lannister, who was forced to walk naked through the streets as a punishment on the Season 5 finale. The star's head was superimposed on actress Rebecca Van Cleave's body for the difficult scene.
"[There were some] really great [reactions]. But some people thought I was less of an actress because I didn't get my [expletive] out," Headey told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Monday.
"It was really bit shocking," she said of the negative response. "I've done nudity. I'm not averse to it. But I know I'm a very emotional actor and I get really driven by that."
"Things really affect me," the star explained. "And the thought of being naked for three days and trying to contain her in the way she would be I think I would be very angry. I didn't want to get angry. I don't think Cersei would be angry. I did what I thought she would do, emotionally."
Headey welcomed a daughter in July and told Corden her nurse was a fan who unconsciously said "Shame!" while helping her to nurse the baby. The actress and her co-stars will return on Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere April 24.