‘Game of Thrones’: Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke Say Their Sex Scene Was Gross and Weird
In an interview with the actors posted on the official Game of Thrones YouTube channel, Harington and Clarke discuss filming their love scene and say that they both felt gross about it seeing as their characters are related.
“For us as actors, it’s just weird,” Clarke says. “The reality of what they are to each other, I don’t know how that’s going to — I mean, I think kind of [gags] might be the reaction.”
Harington agrees, saying that he felt gross about the whole thing while filming was taking place.
“I like looking at her and going, ‘Oh God [gags], I’m sorry. Let’s go again,'” Harington says.
Of course, Harington and Clarke had to ignore these feelings while shooting the episode, as Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen do not yet know they are related. The finale created a situation in which the viewers are aware that the love scene they’re watching is incest, but the characters are not aware.
Even so, Harington says that Jon and Daenerys both have reservations about a romantic relationship, and that’s before they even find out that they share blood.
“I think they both know it’s wrong,” Harington says. “I think they both know it’s going to cause problems. But it’s that thing when you suddenly feel that deeply about someone, and you go through those events together, it’s like a runaway train. You can’t stop it from happening.”
Harington also says that it was inevitable from about halfway through Season 7 that Jon and Daenerys would have sex.
On the “Inside the Episode” video released by HBO, co-creator D.B. Weiss makes clear that this can’t end well for Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.
“Just as we’re seeing these two people come together, we’re hearing the information that will inevitably if not tear them apart, at least cause real problems in their relationship,” Weiss says. “And she’s his aunt.”
Co-creator David Benioff adds that the fact that Jon Snow is really Aegon Targaryen “complicates everything on a political level, on a personal level, and it just makes everything that could have been so neat and kind of perfect for Jon and Dany, and it really kind of muddies the waters.”