Emilia Clarke And Kit Harington Predict Their Characters’ Reactions When They Find Out, You Know…
Soooo…that happened Sunday night on Game of Thrones. You know…that “thing” between Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow. If you have no idea what I am referring to then maybe you should come back here later after you’ve watched the episode. Though how you could be on the internet today and not know would be some kind of miracle.
Anyway, for those of you that do know that I am talking about – Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow committing incest without being aware of it – you will be very interested to read what the actors who portray those characters think Dany and Jon’s reactions will be in season 8 when they find out the truth.
One of Clarke’s predictions was especially priceless when she was asked what she thinks Daenerys will do once she finds out that her new lover also happens to be her nephew…
Clarke paused, considering. Then she loudly cried: “Ewwwww!” and laughed. “I think that’s how it’s going to go. I get the toothbrush–” she pretended to frantically brush her tongue.
It was a hilarious reaction that underscores the rather seriously emotional game-changing revelation that threatens to shake up the final season of Game of Thrones.
I pointed out that Daenerys has presumably long assumed she’ll avoid her family’s long predilection for incest. “Exactly!” Clarke says. “And then I walked back into it.”
As for the sex scene itself, both Harington and Clarke had some interesting takes…
“Usually you go into a movie and meet [your costar] for the first time and you develop that chemistry over that time,” Harington says. “But if you’ve known somebody for seven years and shared this incredible journey in your own lives together … we’re both kind of freaking out about it. I would be like, ‘What’s the sexual tension in this scene?’ and she’s like, ‘Stop talking about sexual tension!’ It’s a unique experience to be in as an actor and you know the world is watching.”
Concurs Clarke: “Yeah [I would say], ‘Would you just stop? Just give me some sexy eyes, don’t keep talking about sexual chemistry all the time,’” and added about the scene itself: “I love that when we get to the saucy stuff it’s a beautiful acceptance of a wordless … yep.”
As for how things will end up between the odd couple when all is said and done? Harington replied, ““That part of it, I can’t predict. It could be them walking off into the sunset. It could be them killing each other.”
Unfortunately, Game of Thrones fans will have to wait pretty much forever to find out if Clarke and Harington’s predictions actually come true.
Check out the rest of the interview with Clarke and Harington right here.