Kit Harington has revealed that he thought he was going to die when he rode a dragon on Game of Thrones. The actor, who plays Jon Snow in the fantasy epic, had to ride a buck to create the incredible scenes of him riding one of Daenerys' dragons in the eighth and final series. But he found himself fearing for his life when he was swung around by his testicles.
The 32-year-old shared a terrifying tale of how he thought his time was up. He said: "Buck work is not easy. I think what sums up the buck for me was there was a bit where Jon almost falls off. The dragon swings around really violently, like this, and my right ball got trapped, and I didn’t have time to say, ‘Stop!’, and I was being swung around. In my head, I thought, ‘This is how it ends, on this buck, swinging me around by my testicles’."
Kit thankfully didn't suffer any lasting damage to his private parts and he's pleased with how "beautiful" the moment looked on screen. He added: "The magic carpet ride felt like a magic carpet ride. It was like playing tig with dragons." Kit also recently revealed he "f***ing broke down and hyperventilated" when filming wrapped on the series.
He told Esquire: "My final day of shooting, I felt fine... I felt fine... I felt fine... then I went to do my last shots and started hyperventilating a bit. Then they called 'Wrap!' and I just f***ing broke down. It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again. It wasn't so much about Jon. It was about not being in this world, not getting to smell those smells, fight those fights, be with these people - the whole package."
He added: "But the weirdest bit was when we came off set and they started taking the costume off and it felt like being skinned. It felt like they were unceremonious, for the last time, ripping off this character. Kit says he told the costume department to wait so he good "say goodbye" to Jon Snow properly.Read More