‘Game of Thrones’: Why Kit Harington Thinks His Next Role will be His Most Important
The final season of Game of Thrones starts on Sunday. And while we are all excited to find out who will sit on the iron throne, the premiere of the season also means one other thing, the end of GOT is near.
No more White Walkers, no more dragons, no more hours of sitting in front of your television screen in a cold sweat hoping your favorite character won’t get murdered. It’s truly the end of an era. Not only for us
One actor who is looking forward to what will happen after GOT ends
What does Harington want to do once Game of Thrones is Over?
Since filming has wrapped and the show is about to premiere, Harington is having mixed feelings.
“You don’t feel one thing; you feel a hundred,” he told InStyle. “Sadness. Elation. Excitement. Dread, definitely. But more than anything there’s just this flickering light at the end of the tunnel. Once it’s aired and done, I think I’ll just have this great sense that something’s been lifted off my shoulders. I’ve underestimated how much pressure has gone with the show for 10 years.”
Now that the show is over, the actor wants to focus on a different type of role.
“The most important job I’ll ever have is about to finish,” he said. “Well, not the most. Hopefully, I’ll be a father,” he said speaking of starting a family with his former costar and now wife, Rose Leslie.
What was it like filming his final scene?
Endings are always sad. Especially the end of something that you’ve been doing for so many years.
“I think I got my final day changed about 18 times, to the point where I didn’t know when it was,” he told the outlet. “I was like, ‘Just don’t tell me.’ Then it came, and I had that final scene, which was very average. I was just walking somewhere with Liam [Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth] and Jacob [Anderson, who plays Grey Worm]. It couldn’t have been more of a wet fart of a scene. But I completely broke down after it.”
And he wasn’t the only one who had trouble filming their final scenes.
“I’d seen Peter Dinklage do his last scene earlier in the day, and he broke down. I’d been at other people’s wraps, like Sophie Turner’s. You just saw them collapse. And it happened to me. It was a beautifully weighted ending. Then it was like, ‘OK, I’m actually done with this show. I love it. It’s my pride and joy, and it’s been a pleasure to be a part of it, but I’m done.'”
How does Harington feel about the ending?
The cast of the show has been super tight-lipped about how the show will wrap up. But according to Harington, he may not even know how it all ends.
“I still don’t trust that the ending that was written down is the actual ending,” he said. “I think they kept it from all of us. The secrecy this year was just huge.”
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