HBO’s Game of Thrones, has taken the premium channel shows by storm. Being a show with a great story with dynamic characters, yet touching on so many social taboos – both social and with general television – is making Game of Thrones stand out. One social taboo is full-frontal male nudity, something that is hardly shown, even in restricted movies…and Kit Harrington says the show needs more of that.
According to an interview in the April issue of GQ Magazine, through Hollywood Life, Harrington talked about how it is on set of Game of Thrones. Harrington even talked about the sex and nudity, prominently displayed throughout the entire series, especially with the male actors such as himself. Not just that, Harrington also expressed his opinions that the male cast should start showing more skin.
Kit Harrington is no stranger to the nudity in Game of Thrones. In season three, many female fans couldn’t turn their eyes away when Harrington stripped down to absolutely nothing, although the butt in the infamous “butt shot” was not really his. Still, it is amazing how cool Harrington was with showing off skin. It is obligatory to an extent though, especially for a show based off a book series that has a lot of nudity and sex incorporated into the plot.
According to a detail on Instinct Magazine, whenever new actors, like Kit Harrington, sign up for a show like Game of Thrones, one common stipulation in their contract is they are obligated to disrobe when required. Harrington sees this as, in principle, perfectly fair and proper. He expressed this in an interview by stating:
It’s only right, if you’re going to make a show where nudity and sex is a large part of it, that you be a part of that.
However, Harrington was cool enough to state that he was neither happy or not happy if he were told to brandish his manhood on the show. Harrington did say that any scene requiring him to show full-frontal male nudity will have to be “f**cking well deserved.”
Right now during season three, Kit Harrington, as Jon Snow, and Rose Leslie, as Ygritte, are expressing more chemistry. This includes a steamy sex scene, which included the aforementioned “butt shot” that is making its rounds of fandom among its female viewers.
However, Harrington’s scene is nowhere near as graphic as with Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy, or Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor. Both male actors showed everything in their respective scenes, though they weren’t sex scenes.
The story of Jon Snow, and everyone else in “A Song of Fire and Ice” continues in the fourth season of Game of Thrones, which debuts on April 6, 2014.
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