Kit Harrington admits he was terrified of filming Battle of the Bastards

‘Game of Thrones’ actor reveals he’s got a severe case of claustrophobia

Entertainment Desk June 09, 2017

Actor Kit Harington has revealed that he was terrified while filming Battle of the Bastards in season six of the hit HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones, reported The Indian Express.

During a chat with the Belfast Telegraph, the 30-year-old British star recalled the epic battle scene which featured a sequence where his character Jon Snow was crushed under more than a dozen fighters.

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“I’ve got a few fears, spiders being one of them, but the worst is my claustrophobia. I’m mortally afraid of crowds. I panic! It was one of the most terrifying things and most uncomfortable: 15 bearded Irishmen crushing you,” said Kit in the interview. “There was a moment where he could’ve just lay down and let go of the hell he’s in, and sleep, like drowning, but it cuts to the heart of Jon, that he fights his way up to the top,” he added.


Game of Thrones, which is based on novels by George RR Martin, and is a dramatic telling of a story entwined with sneaky ploys and bloodshed in a quest to claim the fictional Iron Throne.

The seventh season of the show will debut on July 16 in the US. The makers of the show have been sharing a lot of posters and stills from the much awaited season to keep the buzz strong. The remaining characters of Game of Thrones will get more screen time as the show has killed off a lot of characters. The trailer for the upcoming season which was released recently was received with a lot of excitement.

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