Inside Kit Harington’s Life After ‘Game of Thrones’
It’s been more than two years since Kit Harington said goodbye to Game of Thrones and his character Jon Snow. Harington wrapped filming on the final season in late 2018. And since the HBO series ended, Harington has stayed extremely busy in both his professional and personal life. Here’s a look at what the actor has been up to.
Kit Harington took some time off to focus on his mental health following the end of ‘Game of Thrones’
Harington didn’t take much of a break after wrapping on Game of Thrones. He went straight to London’s West End and starred in the play True West. His performance earned him positive reviews. But, after the show ended its run in February 2019, Harington knew he needed some time off.
Just days ahead of the GOT series finale airing on HBO in May 2019, Harington checked himself into a posh rehab center in Connecticut called Privé-Swiss.
Fans who watched the documentary The Last Watch know that filming the final season of the HBO series took its toll on Harington and everyone else in the cast and crew.
Harington was exhausted. And according to The Things, he had a habit of turning to alcohol when he wanted to relax and unwind. He decided to check into the rehab center to get help with his drinking and to de-stress and focus on his mental health. While Harington was working on himself, he had the constant support of his wife Rose Leslie.
The ‘Game of Thrones’ star is renovating a home and expecting a baby
As Cheat Sheet has previously reported, Harington and Leslie purchased a 15th-century farmhouse in 2017. This past year, they got approval to create a new kitchen and install a new bathtub in what Leslie calls “the house that Jon Snow built.”
They are also installing a new boiler, radiator, and pipes to improve the heating in the home. The renovation project is estimated to cost $685,000. All of this is happening ahead of the birth of Harington and Leslie’s first child. The couple revealed that they were expecting when Leslie posed for a Make magazine photo shoot in September 2020.
Before the couple revealed they were expecting, Harington talked about how fun it will be to tell his future children about how their parents met on the set of Game of Thrones.
He hasn’t said anything publicly since the pregnancy announcement. But Leslie shared that she was “thrilled to be expecting.” She also revealed that she couldn’t wait to meet the new member of their family.
Harington is also enjoying the money he earned from his eight seasons on the show, and now has an estimated net worth of $12 million. He reportedly splurged on a few cars, including a Jaguar, an Infiniti Q60, and a Triumph Thruxton.
Kit Harington is about to become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
In the two years since he wrapped filming on Game of Thrones, Harington has moved on to other acting projects. This is a big deal for the actor since the HBO series was his first professional acting credit. While he did do some projects during GOT’s eight season run, Harington no longer has that series to fall back on.
In 2020, the actor was a guest star in the Netflix series Criminal: UK. But the biggest project by far for Harington post-Game of Thrones is Marvel’s Eternals.
Harington wrapped filming on the movie just before the pandemic hit. And the release date has been pushed back a few times.
Fans will finally get to see Harington as Dane Whitman aka Black Knight later this year when Eternals finally hits theaters on November 5, 2021.