Headey described how the nurse, who had already confessed that she was a “really big fan” of the hit HBO series (which returns for season six this month), helped her start the process of breastfeeding her baby girl.
“In the early stages of breastfeeding, you have to kind of get the milk in, that takes a bit of ‘hand milking’ of sorts,” Headey, 42, explained. “So my fella was trying to do it and the nurse said to me, ‘I think we should swap,’ and I went, ‘Yeah,’ ’cause I was about to punch him ’cause it was like milking a goat.”
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The nurse’s lactation consulting soon took a turn for the bizarre.
“She came around and sat next to me and squeezed my nipple and went, ‘Shame,’ ” Headey said, referencing her infamous “walk of shame” scene in the finale of the fifth season of Game of Thrones.
“She was holding my nipple so I couldn’t really — and then she said it again and then I saw her go, ‘I’m sorry!’ She was like, ‘I can’t believe I said that!’ “
We have a feeling Cersei Lannister wouldn’t have been so quick to laugh this off.
— Andrea Park