Filming The Newest Game Of Thrones Was Way More Brutal Than It Looked


WARNING: Spoilers for Season Six of Game of Thrones!


Finally, after teasing the confrontation all season, last night’s episode of Game of Thrones saw Jon Snow face off against the vile Ramsay Bolton. 

The two Northerners battled in the courtyard of Winterfell, after the largest and most brutal battle in Thrones history, and Jon ended up beating the bastard to a bloody pulp.

It was a wonderfully cathartic moment to see the usually cocky and sneering Ramsay get his just desserts, but it was anything but wonderful for poor Iwan Rheon.


Kit Harington admitted during filming he may have got a bit too in character, accidentally hitting Iwan not once but twice while miming his punches, according to the Evening Standard.

He said: 

I actually did punch Iwan in the face, twice, by accident, which he took really well. He was really nice about it. I had to buy him a pint after that one.

Thankfully, Iwan doesn’t share his character’s love of skinning men alive and laughed off the accident joking: “Jaw hurt a bit the next day, but, you know, it’s understandable.”


Harington also revealed that he thinks Jon goes a bit too far while beating Ramsay’s face into a fine paste.

He said:

It’s a horrible moment when you see your hero go a bit too far. The audience should feel, ‘Yes! Yes! Ramsay’s getting what he deserves! He’s still getting what he deserves, this is – OK, stop. Could you stop now?

That’s fair enough Kit, but I can’t say I didn’t smile a little when the show’s biggest bellend since Joffrey got what was coming to him!