Game of Thrones star Kit Harington performs drag burlesque on SNL
Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington has put on a drag burlesque show while hosting Saturday Night Live (SNL).
The star donned a corset, skirt, heels and panties for the drag performance on Saturday (April 6), which took place during a bachelorette party sketch.
Harington played the bachelorette’s fiance, Brian, entering in a trenchcoat with the line: “Tonight, I’m not just your fiance. I’m the entertainment.”
Watch Kit Harington strip down on Saturday Night Live:
He proceeded to reveal his outfit, telling the women: “The art of slowly wearing less is burlesque. I hope you’re ready for the 40s, cos you’re about the see some bespoke ass!”
Harington’s wife, played by SNL mainstay Cecily Strong, asked if he was wearing heels, to which he proudly responded: “Just little ones, for posture.”
Kit Harington warns that he’s going to make you edge
Shushing his watching audience, he added: “Prepare to edge as you watch me take off my glove” before tearing it off with his teeth.
After revealing that his stage name is “Eva Brawn”—a reference to Adolf Hitler’s partner—he faces calls to strip faster.
Fortunately, Kate McKinnon is on hand as Brian’s “teacher, prostitute, ghost.”
Once he has revealed that he tucked, she explains to his fiancee: “Of course he tucked—baby must be in the car seat, otherwise he flies through the window.”
In a climactic move, he rips off his bodice and reveals nipple tassels, yelling: “This is for my wife!”
His wife calls the performance “one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever seen,” but tells Brian: “You clearly worked so hard on it and you did it for me.
“Gosh, I can’t wait to marry you,” she adds.
Game of Thrones fans were delighted with the drag show
Viewers loved Harington’s burlesque performance, with one writing: “Burlesque! with Kit Harrington, need I say more!”
One fan tweeted: “Kit Harington in drag is everything I’ve lived for in life.”
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A different user said: “Please more Kit Harington burlesque,” while another fan wrote: Kit Harington doing burlesque. I can die happy. ”
“Kit Harington is giving a better performance in this burlesque sketch than he does on GAME OF THRONES.”
One enthusiast commented: “Kit Harington as a burlesque stripper WAS AMAZING .”
Another person wrote: “Guys. I am dead. The burlesque skit on @nbcsnl with kit harington was everything I needed it to be. ”
And yet another commenter tweeted: “Kit Harington is giving a better performance in this burlesque sketch than he does on GAME OF THRONES.”