Why Kit Har­ing­ton wanted to be done with GoT

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Ac­tor Kit Har­ing­ton be­lieves the fi­nal sea­son of Game of Thrones was “de­signed to break” the cast of the block­buster fan­tasy se­ries.

The ac­tor, who plays fan favourite Jon Snow in the show, said the team was so tired and sleep-de­prived from the emo­tional good­byes that they just wanted to be done with it.

“The last sea­son of (Game of) Thrones seemed to be de­signed to break us. Ev­ery­one was bro­ken at the end. I don’t know if we were cry­ing be­cause we were sad it was end­ing or if we were cry­ing be­cause it was so f**king tir­ing. We were sleep-de­prived. It was like it was de­signed to make you think, ‘Right, I’m f**king sick of this’,” Har­ing­ton told GQ Aus­tralia.

“I re­mem­ber ev­ery­one walk­ing around to­wards the end, go­ing ‘I’ve had enough now. I love this, it’s been the best thing in my life; I’ll miss it one day — but I’m done’,” he added.

The show, that started air­ing in 2011, went to be­come a cult hit. But the ac­tor re­vealed that he was ini­tially shocked by the suc­cess of the se­ries. “After the first sea­son, I would say to peo­ple, ‘We def­i­nitely won’t get a second sea­son’. Then, after the second sea­son, I went, ‘Def­i­nitely not a third, no.’ Ev­ery­one was, like, ‘Are you f**king kid­ding me, Kit? Of course we’re gonna get a third’,” he said.

Har­ing­ton, 32, looks back at the show fondly — the show gave him a break­out role and in­tro­duced him to his wife, ac­tor Rose Les­lie.

“It’s done now. I can be proud of it. We’ve got eight sea­sons, and they can sit on a book­shelf at home till the end of time,” he said. The last in­stal­ment airs in April.

PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

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