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Kit Harington felt even weirder than you did about sleeping with his ‘aunt’ on 'Game of Thrones'

It might be acting, but it's still incest

Kit Harington felt even weirder than you did about sleeping with his ‘aunt’ on 'Game of Thrones'
25 May 2018

Let’s not beat about the bush: Game of Thrones is filled with a whole lot of fucking. There’s straight sex, gay sex, bi sex and, of course, incest sex.

In fact, family bonking has been an important theme throughout the show’s history. Remember that it was Ned Stark’s discovery that Joffrey wasn’t the legitimate heir of the dead King Robert Baratheon but rather the child of brother-sister couple Cersei and Jamie that started the War of the Five Kings. You could argue that without incest, there were be no Game of Thrones. So think about that!

Having said that, it was still pretty weird when, last season, we saw Jon Snow – who’s really a Targaryen – knocking boots with his aunt Daenerys. 

The two characters didn’t know they were related at the time and their complex relationship is sure to be an extremely important one as we head into the final season.

But Kit Harington and Emilia Clark, the actors who play Jon and Danni, were even more grossed out when they had to film the sex scene than we were just watching it.

What complicates things further is that it Emilia is close friends with Kit’s fiancée Rose Leslie, who played wilding Ygritte on the show.

“If you’ve known someone for six years, and they’re best friends with your girlfriend, and you’re best friends with them,” Harington told Vanity Fair, “there is something unnatural and strange about doing a love scene. We’ll end up kissing and then we’re just pissing ourselves with laughter because it’s so ridiculous.”

Read more: Everything we know about George R.R. Martin’s new fantasy film ‘The Ice Dragon’

Meanwhile, other cast members have been discussing their thoughts as the iconic show comes to an end.

John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly, told the Press Association: “It is really hard to leave something behind that you’ve spent eight years of your life doing.

“Of course I am going to miss it, it is not going to sink in for a while, but it is going to be sad.”

What’ll happen to Sam next season?

Natalie Dormer, who played Margaery Tyrell, told Bustle she’s been given some exclusive info about what happens in the final season.

“I know who ends up on the Iron Throne,” Dormer says, “But I don’t know how it happens.”

“I do know that they’ve been shooting a lot of battle sequences, so there’s been a lot of action,” she continues, adding: “But of course, they’re going to, it’s the big old fight, right? It’s the fight to the finish.”

(Images: Helen Sloan/HBO)