Game of Thrones' Kit Harington on filming the dragon riding scenes: I don't think I can have children now

Jon Snow was seen riding a dragon in the finale season of Game of Thrones. As spectacular as it looked, Kit Harington revealed it wasn't a comfortable ride in the air.
Game of Thrones' Kit Harington on filming the dragon riding scenes: I don't think I can have children nowGame of Thrones' Kit Harington on filming the dragon riding scenes: I don't think I can have children now
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The final season of Game of Thrones featured one of the most anticipated scenes in the history of the show. The final season's first episode watched Jon Snow climb up on a dragon and ride through Winterfell. Jon was also seen on one of the dragons during the controversial Battle of Winterfell, which took place in The Long Night episode. As mesmerising as it looked, Kit Harington revealed that it was not a walk in a park. The British actor, who essayed the role of Jon Snow on the show, revealed filming the dragon-riding scenes were difficult. 

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Kit discussed the iconic Jon riding the dragon scenes from the season finale and revealed that it was one of the most painful acts he's done for the show. Recalling the amount of time spent filming the Battle of the Bastards, Kit said he spent more time seated on the back of the buck (the prop used by him and Emilia Clarke to film the dragon-riding scenes). "Emilia had been moaning about it for seasons, and I was like, "Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whatever. You have not been through the mud in Northern Ireland. A buck in a nice warm room? Boo hoo." But she was absolutely right," he said. He added it was horrific. No matter how great the final shots looked, Kit said it was "very uncomfortable as a man." 

When asked if he would recommend the ride to anyone, Kit would not recommend it to anyone. "I don't think I can have children now," he laughed. While it was a tough act, Kit was all praises for Miguel Sapochnik, who directed The Long Night. Kit said he loved working with Sapochnik and he was one of the actor's favorite directors. He also said that while it was tough, it was Game of Thrones and it was everything Game of Thrones should have been. 

Kit mentioned, "It's a full set built, hundreds of extras throwing everything they had into it, all of us as a big ensemble cast — I loved it. I hated it at the time, but I love it, looking back on it. I have some really fond memories of that whole experience". He has been nominated for the Emmys 2019. He has been nominated Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Including his nominations, Game of Thrones has 32 nods at the Emmys this year. The show recorded the highest number of nominations a drama series has ever won at the Emmys. 

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