Kit Harington almost lost a testicle during dragon ride scene

Gelo Lasin
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Uhhh… TMI? Oh, and yeah, spoilers ahead

Game of Thrones finally premiered its final season yesterday. Amidst all the cool reunions and shocking revelations, one of the main standouts in the episode was when Jon Snow finally got to ride a freakin dragon like a true Targaryen.

But as awesome as that scene may seem, Kit Harington reveals that Jon’s ride in real-life was anything but.

In a Behind The Scenes featurette, the actor apparently almost lost his crown jewels while he was riding the animatronic that served as a stand-in for the dragon, saying:

‘Buck work is not easy.

‘There was a bit where Jon almost falls off the dragon…and my right ball got trapped, and I didn’t have time to say stop. 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.’

Watch the interview here (skip to 14:40)