Hodor admits his ‘Game of Thrones’ nude scene was ‘traumatic’
There’s so much more to a Game of Thrones nude scene than meets the eye.
In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph, Kristian Nairn, who played the beloved Hodor for five seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones, recently opened up about his nude scene in the show’s first season.
When asked what the most memorable thing he’ll take away from his time on the show is, Nairn of course mentioned his emotional death scene, but then quickly segued to the nude scene.
As you can imagine, acting completely naked in front of cast members while being filmed for a show that has millions of viewers isn’t fun to begin with, but Nairn explained that the nude filming that day was “probably the most traumatic day of my life.”
“I never thought I would be parading round Carryduff in the nip without being arrested at least!” he told the Belfast Telegraph, explaining that he had to endure “added layers of humiliation” to pull the scene off. “We had this massive prosthetic and it had to be attached to my body with glue and it’s actually glued into your own region. That did not come out quickly, I’m telling you!”
“I felt sorry for the make-up girl — these things you suffer for your art!” he said. “That was one of the worst and funniest experiences.”
Of course, while Hodor’s Season 1 scene was memorable for him and viewers, it’s definitely not the only nude scene in the show. More recently, in episode 4 of Season 6, Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen bared it all in a fiery hot (literally) scene. And Clarke watched that scene with her parents, so you’d better believe that was painfully uncomfortable, as well.
Like Nairn said, you really do suffer for your art.
Season 7 of the HBO hit is set to debut July 16, and if fans are lucky they may see their beloved Hodor return, Nairn hinted.
In the interview, Nairn teased that, despite his Season 6 demise, Hodor might still live on, saying, “Maybe he’s [Hodor’s] not dead, maybe he’s just roaming round the countryside eating berries like a grizzly bear.”
There’s also a rumor that Nairn’s character could return as a White Walker. When pressed to share his opinions on the theory, Nairn said, “I’m just going to say no but I might be lying. I can’t give anything away. I have let things slip before by accident and I’ve learned the hard way.”
BRB, furiously searching for spoilers.