Sure, riding a Game of Thrones dragon might sound like a bucket-list item, but Kit Harington just confirmed that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, the 32-year-old actor revealed that he nearly lost a testicle (yep) while filming the popular HBO series.
The network recently released a behind-the-scenes video for season eight, which features Harington describing a near accident on set. Here’s what you need to know:
During season eight, episode one of GoT, Jon Snow (Harington) rides one of Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) dragons. In real life, the “dragon” is actually just a mechanical-bull-like device that is transformed into a living creature by the show’s CGI team.
Although Clarke has ridden the structure many times, Harington’s introduction to the machine didn’t go as planned. When the actor mounted the “dragon,” he realized that it wasn’t made for male body parts.