Game of Thrones is famous for many things: surprise beheadings, complex political machinations, dragons, and, yes, sex scenes. Over the course of the past eight seasons, there have been a lot of them—many involving actress Emilia Clarke, who plays the mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen.
Honestly, I can’t even imagine filming something so intimate in front of a crew of people. But Clarke revealed last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live that there was another factor that made her feel even more awkward than usual: Her brother works in the camera department on the show. Most of the time, Clarke says it’s “brilliant” to have family around, but not so much when it came time to shoot her sex scenes with Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow.
“Yeah, there’s some days when he’s like, ‘Oh, I’ll swing by’ and I’m like, ‘No, it’s good! You can stay there,'” Clarke says. When Kimmel asked who would be more embarrassed in that situation, Clarke emphatically answers, “Definitely him.” Oof. Luckily, it seems she was able to keep him away on those days.
The actress also revealed she “felt a little weird” when it came time for Harington to ride a dragon, but that he was sure he could do it easily. “He was kind of arrogant about it,” she says. “But that’s when I learned that men riding dragons is like a whole other thing than a lady who rides a dragon. [It’s] a little more uncomfortable for them.” To this, Kimmel responded, “Because of the human testicles,” which, fair point.
Next up: Dany, Jon, and their dragons appear to be heading to King’s Landing to take on Cersei and her army. We can’t wait.
While we wait for Sunday night to arrive, you can watch Clarke’s full interview in the video, above.