Kit Harington faced his worst fear during the filming of Battle of the Bastards: reveals director
Jon Snow getting buried under a pile of dead bodies along with people trampling him during the battle in the north, in Game of Thrones’ ‘Battle of the Bastards’, was suffocating not only to him but also to those who were watching him getting crushed one by one under people. And while we think that he was brave enough to get out of it breathing (for a moment there we really thought he was going to die again by getting trampled), Kit Harington, the actor who plays Jon Snow, was just as thankful that he didn’t die in there.
Miguel Sapochnik, who directed the episode, revealed to The Hollywood Reporter, that Kit Harington faced his worst fear during the filming of this episode, that of getting buried alive. Sapochnik said that he knew about Kit’s fear, and exploited it as best he could. “Kit had mentioned to me that his worst fear is being buried alive,” he said. “So I exploited that to its fullest — and being the amazing game player that he is, he let me.”
Sapochnik later revealed that Kit was very co-operative when it came to facing his worst fear, and that when he was pushed under a pile of dead bodies, he took it as well as he could, without messing with the filming of the scene seeing how important it really was.
All we can say is we are pretty thankful that Jon Snow made it out of the skirmish alive, and also that Kit was brave enough to face his worst fears. Loving Kit Harington even more, anyone?