The 32-year-old actor opened up about the hard task in a HBO behind-the-scenes featurette titled Game Revealed, and explained that he had to ride a mechanical "buck" - which stands in for the dragon's back - before special effects are added in post-production. Meanwhile, David Nutter (who returned to the series after a two-season, injury-related absence) said it was "so cool" for him to have George Lucas sitting on his director's chair and running out to give direction to Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke.
"Buck work is not easy. I think what sums up the buck for me was there was a bit where Jon nearly falls off", he said.
"In my head I thought "This is how it ends", Harington continues to explain, somehow without grimacing. Having a mechanical dragon swing you around by your testicles is particularly bad news. "The dragon swings around really violently, like this, and my right ball got trapped, and I didn't have time to say 'Stop!' And I was being swung around". "Probably too much information". But when it comes to other professions such as, I dunno, sewage inspector, acting on a show that millions of people around the world obssess over is usually a walk in the park. Because they cared about the characters.
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