Kit Harington found it “weird” to kiss Emilia Clarke on Game of Thrones.
The 32-year-old actor had to lock lips with the actress in season seven of the hit HBO fantasy drama, which is currently airing its eighth and final season.
He said that he found the kiss slightly awkward, because he’s “best friends” with Emilia, who in turn is also good friends with Kit’s wife Rose Leslie.
“Emilia and I had been best friends over a seven-year period and by the time we had to kiss it seemed really odd,” he told the Daily Mirror.
“Emilia, Rose and I are good friends, so even though you’re actors and its your job, there’s an element of weirdness when the three of us are having dinner and we had a kissing scene that day.”
Although Kit – who plays Jon Snow – then joked it “isn’t hard” to kiss Emilia, also 32, because both she and her character Daenerys Targaryen are “wonderful”.
And locking lips with Emilia isn’t the only on-screen kiss Kit has had on Game of Thrones, as he actually met his wife Rose when the pair played on-screen lovers earlier in the programme’s run.
Rose played Ygritte until she was killed off in season three, and Kit recently insisted their real-life romance – which saw them tie the knot last year – won’t be “defined” by Game of Thrones.
“That’s just a job we met on. And I think once … this show finishes, we get to kind of break free of it, a bit, and just be us, which is a really nice feeling,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Kit recently said he hopes to have children with Rose one day, as he dubbed ‘Game of Thrones’ as only the second “most important job” he’ll ever take on, after a venture into fatherhood.
In a behind the scenes video from Game of Thrones called, The Game Revealed, Kit also revealed that he had a bit of a NSFW accident during the now iconic dragon-riding scene on the first episode of series 8.
“There was a bit when Jon almost falls off the dragon, swings ’round really violently like this, and my right ball got trapped and I didn’t have time to say stop,” Harington said.
“And I was being swung ’round. In my head, I thought, ‘This is how it ends, on this buck, swinging me ’round by my testicles. Literally.'”
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