Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for your job!
In last Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was resurrected by the Melisandre (Carice van Houten), however, shooting the scene required a rather rigorous process. Director Jeremy Podeswa paid meticulous attention to details and wanted to get every single shot just right. In order to accomplish that, the cast and crew spent many arduous hours on set, and van Housten had to constantly clean and touch Snow’s corpse.
“It took forever to resurrect him, forever!” explained van Houten. “It was such an important scene, we shot it from so many angles. I think I washed his body 50 times. There would be a lot of people who would be very jealous, including my mother and sister. I was joking about that with him – ‘if only my mother could see this’ – and he loved that.”
Clearly, Harington didn’t mind laying motionlessly on the table since he spend hours in the cold to film his physically demanding scenes. “It was such an easy two two episodes, I loved it,” the actor stated. “I’m in a warm room, which is unusual for me.”
So how did Harington feel about getting all this extra attention from van Houten?
“Very weird, like a teenage boy’s wet dream – you’re laying there naked and Carice van Houten is washing you,” dished Harington.
Well, alright then.
As previously reported, Harington wasn’t allowed to tell his cast mates that Jon Snow would be returning for Season 6. In fact, van Houten was shocked to hear of his revival. “I had thought for a long time he was just going to die,” she explained. “Then we got wind he was probably going to come back but nobody was sure about it. It’s funny because on Twitter when he died a lot of people who wanted to kill me in episode 9 [when Melisandre orchestrated the murder of Shireen] came back and said, ‘We’ll forgive you if you resurrect Jon Snow.’”
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