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That Game of Thrones Scene Was Awkward for Kit Harington and Carice van Houten, Too

It’s like Groundhog Day but with more bloody abs. Photo: HBO

Would you like to hear about the perils of being on a hit fantasy series with a penchant for nudity? Because, oh boy, Carice van Houten and Kit Harington have a tale for you. The two talked to EW about filming that sequence where (it’s not a spoiler anymore) Jon Snow comes back from the dead. If you’re wondering how awkward it is to do 50 takes of a scene where you wash a dude with only a thin bit of cloth protecting his junk, your answer is: very awkward. “It took forever to resurrect him, forever!” Houten said. “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.” Harington seems to have enjoyed the experience a bit more, describing it as “very weird, like a teenage boy’s wet dream – you’re laying there naked and Carice van Houten is washing you.” Okay, sure, but why did Harington get that little vanity sheath in the first place? Did no one hear Emilia Clarke’s cry to “free the penis”?

Carice van Houten Washed Jon Snow ‘50 Times’