'Game of Thrones' had a safe word for Kit Harington during Battle of the Bastards shoot
Sometimes it feels like fans need a safe word just to watch their favorites on Game of Thrones. So it only makes sense that the actors get a safe word for actually shooting those harrowing scenes too.
In a new Inside Game of Thrones featurette, camera operator Sean Savage talked about what it was like to film some of the most iconic scenes in TV history — from the Red Wedding to the Battle of the Bastards.
He also revealed that they provided Jon Snow actor Kit Harington with a “safe word so that we could call it off at any point” to shoot the most suffocating moment in the Bolton battle. The memorable shot wasn’t even scripted, as more and more stuntmen piled on top of Harington until all light closed around him. Read more…