Kristian Nairn, the actor who played Hodor through six seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones, has opened up about his experiences on the show, specifically what it was like filming his nude scene in the show’s first season.
When asked about his most memorable experiences filming Game of Thrones, Nairn pointed towards Hodor’s death scenes and the nude scene, which he said was a particularly awkward and trying experience.
“Obviously the death scene and the nude scene, which was probably the most traumatic day of my life,” Nairn tells the Belfast Telegraph. “I never thought I would be parading
“I had added layers of humiliation - 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! That was one of the worst and funniest experiences.”
There are plenty of other Game of Thrones actors who likely have harrowing nude scene stories to tell, thought the use of a prosthetic on Nairn may make his somewhat exceptional.
Fans may remember that the scene took place in the eighth season of the series, titled "The Point End." During the scene, Bran Stark (Issac Hempstead Wright) and the wildling Osha (Natalia Tena) were having a tense conversation when Hodor wandered in completely nude and with his full manhood on display, reciting his single repeated line of "Hodor."
Hodor died while protecting Bran's party from the
Based on the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, the Emmy-winning fantasy series Game of Thrones chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Jonathan Pryce.
Game of Thrones is executive produced by David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, and Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin.
Game of Thrones seventh and penultimate season premieres on July 16 on HBO.