Andy Samberg discusses how he got Kit Harington to star in his new comedy, 7 Days in Hell

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Andy Samberg has coyly explained how he got Game of Thrones actor, Kit Harington to star in his upcoming HBO tennis comedy, 7 Days in Hell.

Samberg apparently “Googled” Harington. Samberg, wearing a Bubble Boy suit, explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live that Harington’s character looked similar to real-life British tennis star Andy Murray.

“So we were like, we need someone relatively fit within this age bracket, so we Googled ‘British actors and age bracket’ and a bunch of really cool dudes came up,” Samberg said. “But we saw Kit and I was like, ‘Holy crap, could we get Jon Snow to be in this. That would be incredible!'”

Kit Harington stars in the HBO comedy as Samberg's British tennis rival.

Kit Harington stars in the HBO comedy as Samberg’s British tennis rival.

“Cos I’m a huge Thrones head. Everyone who knows me knows I’m a Thrones head. So we basically called him up and sent him the script and I went to have a meeting with him and I was like, ‘I’m gonna pitch this thing to Jon Snow and see what he thinks,’ and I sat down and was like, ‘Hey, I’m Andy,’ and he’s like, ‘Hey, I’m Kit, I love the script, I want to do it!'”

Harington plays the popular character Jon Snow in HBO’s Game of Thrones7 Days in Hell is a documentary-style comedy that depicts the rivalry between two great tennis players, whose 2014 match lasted for seven days.

The special also features Lena Dunham, Michael Sheen and Will Forte, as well as notable tennis stars, Serena Williams and John McEnroe.

7 Days in Hell premieres on HBO on Saturday 11th July.

Watch the trailer below.

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