This Is How Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke First Met and Became Friends

Game of Thrones might be coming to an end, but the friendships and the bonds that were formed while filming the epic HBO series can never be broken. At this point– our favorite GoT actors and actresses have been connected for nearly a decade. Kit Harington even met his wife, Rose Leslie while filming the series.

Apparently, Harrington was super lucky because he also met his best friend, Emilia Clarke while portraying Jon Snow. Though Harington and Clarke’s characters only met in Season 7 of GoT –the actors have been super close from day one.

How did Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke meet?

Clarke and Harington first met just before Season 1 of Game of Thrones began filming and though the dark-head actor thought the actress was stunning –they quickly bonded on dark humor and dirty jokes. In a 2019 interview with Esquire, Harington said,

I remember the first time I ever saw her. She came into the Fitzwilliam bar [the bar of the hotel where the cast would stay while filming]. I had been talking to Rich Madden at the bar and he went, ‘I’ve just met the new Daenerys. She’s gorgeous.’ And I was like, ‘Really? I haven’t met her yet.’ And then she came in and I saw her and was like, ‘Wow.’ She takes your breath away when she walks into a room, Emilia.

He also told Elle, “Emilia is so sweet, so giving. but she also has a filthy, filthy mind when she wants to.” The pair began bonding over table reads and extensive press trips. Clarke told Variety, “He’s the person I’d ask, ‘How are you handling this? Are you all right?’ We were in sync, even if we were filming on opposite sides of the world.”

Have Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke ever dated?

Unlike their characters (who are related) and also have the hots for each other –Harington and Clarke have never had a romantic relationship. In fact –the rumors are a bit upsetting to them. Clarke told Elle, that it, “literally makes me want to cry, it’s so far from the truth.” She later explained to Variety,

Kit and I are counterparts in terms of experience. We are pretty much the same age, and our characters have had parallel journeys, and we as actors have had parallel journeys. We’ve both done stupid action movies we regret and fabulous things we’re proud of, and we’ve always come back to Thrones.

How do Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington feel about kissing each other on Game Of Thrones?

Since Season 7 — the hunky and brooding former King of the North (Harington) has been enamored by the golden-haired Mother of Dragons (Clarke). However, it’s been super awkward for the actors. HBO released some behind-the-scenes details about the filming of Season 8 Episode 1, “Winterfell” and Jon and Dany’s waterfall kiss apparently involved a lot of gagging. In the video, Harington breaks off the kiss and fake-gags. Clarke told Variety that the whole Jon/Dany romance has been so strange. She said, “The first scene we had together, we both just started laughing. Why are you looking at me this strange way and saying these strange lines? You’re my friend!”

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