Emilia & Harrington admit their incestuous sex scene on Game of Thrones was ‘weird’ to film
Their characters Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen were seen getting hot and heavy on the seventh season finale – without knowing they are related by blood.
And after the episode aired, actors Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke admitted the scene was ‘weird’ to film, knowing the relation between their roles.
Speaking in a special behind-the-scenes commentary for HBO, Emilia, 30, revealed ‘gagging’ was her first reaction to the tryst – while Kit acknowledged the ‘weird’ encounter had been inevitable, after weeks of building romance.
The seventh season finale received an explosive reaction from fans, after Daenerys and Jon were seen having sex – without either knowing they are nephew and aunt.
Speaking after the scene aired, the two stars were quick to admit the scene had felt ‘wrong’ to film, when aware of the relation of the characters.
Admitting the scene had even made her feel sick, Emilia explained: ‘The reality of what they are to each other, I don’t know how that’s going to… I think [gagging] might be the reaction.’
Against nature: Emilia said of her romp with Jon, who is her nephew on the show.
Meanwhile Kit, 30, admitted he believes both characters know it is wrong deep down, but they are simply drawn to each other.
He continued: ‘I think they both know it’s wrong. 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 these events together, it’s like a runaway train.’
However, he went on to confess he feels it was ‘inevitable’ that their characters would end up romping, after weeks of sexual tension between them on the show.