Kit Harrington Talks Getting Naked On 'Game Of Thrones'
Kit Harrington is certainly making sure that there's no risk of us jumping off the Game of Thrones train! (Not that there's even a chance since we're already counting down the days until the series' April 6 season premiere!)
Harrington spoke to GQ Magazine and revealed that he's actually a pretty fair-minded guy--specifically when it comes to the prospect of getting naked for the show! (Hey, if the ladies have to do it...)
To similarly slake people's imaginations, when young actors like Harington sign up for a show like Game of Thrones, one common stipulation in their contract is that they are obliged to disrobe as required. Harington sees this as, in principle, perfectly fair and proper. "It's only right, if you're going to make a show where nudity and sex is a large part of it, that you be a part of that."
So you're happy to brandish your manhood if so commanded?
He pauses. "I wouldn't say I'd be happy about it."
But you would do it?
Another, longer pause. He looks up at me as though I'm walking him into a trap. "I'm not saying. Because I don't know. It would have to be fucking well deserved."
By happenstance he has so far evaded even the little that has been asked of him in this respect. In the show's last season, after Jon Snow has been lured into a cave by the wildling Ygritte and seduced, Harington is seen naked from behind jumping into a rock pool. Except, as it turns out, it wasn't him at all. "When it came down to it I had a broken ankle," he says, "so the only time you saw my ass, it wasn't my ass."
So basically Kit's willing to strip down if it's "deserved" per the writing and the story.
Earn it, Game of Thrones!! Earn it!!
We'd say we already deserve it based on the brilliant trauma we've been through as viewers, but that's a different conversation.