Kit Harington Almost Had A Very NSFW Injury While Filming Season 8 Of ‘Game Of Thrones’

Since Season 1 of the epic HBO fantasy drama, Game of Thrones has required a great deal from its actors. From elaborate costumes, learning to ride horseback, extensive battle scenes, and extreme weather conditions –the actors on Game of Thrones were asked to do way more than just remember their lines. In fact –during the battle scenes, the actors and members of the stunt team had to use a safe word so that no one got too overwhelmed or hurt during filming.

Still –we all know that mistakes happen. Kit Harington’s character Jon Snow has been at the center of many battles on Game of Thrones. From Hard Home to the Battle of Bastards, Jon hasn’t backed down from a fight. However, Harington nearly suffered a very NSFW injury while filming the final season of GoT and it was from doing something he’s never done before.

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Kit Harington almost lost a testicle while filming Game of Thrones

After two years of waiting– Season 8 of Game of Thrones finally premiered in mid-April 2019. However, the season premiere very nearly cost Kit Harington one of his testicles. During the episode –entitled “Winterfell” Jon Snow rides a dragon for the first time which required some CGI magic and a mechanical-bull-type structure. Emilia Clarke who stars as Daenerys Targaryen has been doing it for years. However, Harington’s first attempt nearly ended on a very tragic note. During a behind-the-scenes look at the episode, Harington revealed,

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, literally. Sorry. Probably too much information.

Luckily for Harington, he escaped the “dragon” with all of his man-bits intact.

Kit Harington described Jon Snow’s final scene on Game of Thrones

With just a few episodes left until it all ends, we’re all desperate to know who will end up on the Iron Throne. Though Harington hasn’t exactly given us the inside scoop, he did give us details about Jon Snow’s final scene. (Please note that the final scene he filmed might not be in chronological order.)  He told Instyle

I had that final scene, which was very average I was just walking somewhere with Liam [Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth] and Jacob [Anderson, who plays Grey Worm]. It couldn’t have been more of a wet fart of a scene. But I completely broke down after it. You don’t feel one thing; you feel a hundred. Sadness. Elation. Excitement. Dread, definitely.

We’re just happy that Harington was able to walk away from Game of Thrones in one piece, even if Jon Snow isn’t so lucky.

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