Did Nicole Kidman Pressure Kit Harington Into Proposing To Rose Leslie?
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie just announced some exciting news. While Ygritte and Jon Snow never have the chance to start a Wildling-Targaryen family, Harington and Leslie are currently expecting their first child. But hilariously enough, their pregnancy might not have been possible without the help of an A-list celebrity: Nicole Kidman. Was the Big Little Lies actor responsible for pressuring Harington into proposing?
Keep reading to find out, along with a look back at the Game of Thrones couple’s sweetest moments.
Kit Harington says the best part of ‘Game of Thrones’ was meeting his wife
Harrington explains to TIME Magazine why Game of Thrones is such an important part of his life. The actor credits the HBO series for introducing him to the love of his life, Leslie.
“I met my wife in this show, so in that way, it gave me my future family and my life from here on in,” gushes Harington. “That’s the main thing it did for me. And then it’s changed it completely in the last ten years. You could not ask for a better job to have in your twenties, to take you through your twenties than to be an actor on Game of Thrones.“
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie fall in love under the Northern Lights
According to the Game of Thrones actors, the two fell in love on set. Harington reveals they began to fall for each other in Iceland, while under the Northern Lights. Harington spills why the place is so important to him. He says it’s because, “The country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love.” He then adds, “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love.”
Nicole Kidman helps push the ‘Game of Thrones’ couple’s engagement
Nicole Kidman, a fellow HBO alum, had the chance to sit down with Harington and help push his relationship further. In fact, the Big Little Lies actress was the one who nudged the actor into proposing to his co-star.
“I just think it’s kinda nice if you’re going to live together, maybe to at least get engaged,” Kidman told Harington on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
“I’ve been put on the spot by Nicole Kidman!” Harington laughs. “I mean, well, it’s step by step. Step by step.”
Kit Harington wrote a poem for Nicole Kidman
Hilariously enough, Harington wrote a poem for Kidman. In an interview with James Corden, Harington gets a chance to sit down with his fellow HBO alum. In the interview, Harington admits he writes poetry but he doesn’t share it with anyone because he’s too afraid to. Yet despite his concerns, he reveals the poem he wrote for Kidman, adding how he “fancies” her. He recites his poem to the Australian star: “This poem is called I have a bad crush on Nicole Kidman.”
“Nicole Kidman, I have a very bad crush on you, and I wanted to take this opportunity to say I think you’re a really good actress and also I think you’re very good looking. I’ve also really enjoyed your work for a long time, and I’ve also fancied you for a long time.”
Not exactly the works of Shakespeare, but hey, we’ll take it!
Kit Harington’s eager proposal to Rose Leslie
As it turns out, Harington is quite romantic. The actor had planned to set up string lights for his proposal, but he was so smitten with Leslie that he felt the need to get down on one knee right away.
“I did have some plans to do it,” says Harington. “I was going to string up some lights in some trees and do all the romantic stuff. But we were in the country and we were under this beautiful night sky and had a log fire burning and red wine and I blew my load early,” he said on The Jonathan Ross Show.