Kit Harington talks about losing his virginity early, Game of Thrones filming and more in an interview
When it comes to Game of Thrones cast interviews, we have some actors, like Maisie Williams, who spill a lot, and often. However, when it comes to someone like Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on the show, candid interviews aren’t common. In a recent interview with Elle, Kit talked about how he lost his virginity at an early age, how fun it is to film for Game of Thrones, and more. Read on!
Kit’s character on the show, Jon Snow, was a virgin until Ygritte, the wildling girl played by Rose Leslie, took him to a cave. When asked about how his first time stacked up to Jon’s, Kit said :
“Mine was a little less left-field than in a cave. It was a typical sort of teenage thing, at a party. I was probably too young.”
The interviewer guessed his age to be 13, to which Kit replied :
“No, but you’re not far off. I think the girl and I just kind of wanted to. You either hold on and do it right, or you’re young and decide to get the monkey off your back.”
He also talked about how one of his ancestors invented the first flushing toilet for Queen Elizabeth I, called “the John Harington”, and joked that he’s not inherited the inventor genes.
Talking about how it was to film Game of Thrones in isolation, Kit said :
“I love it. You’re usually in the back end of nowhere. The whole crew and cast is in one hotel. There’s no bar down the road you can go to; there’s no restaurant. You stop at four in the afternoon when it gets dark, and you have the whole evening to kill. That sounds claustrophobic and dull, but it’s wondrous because you’re with this family. Everyone comes out of their shell because they can’t sit in front of their screens. You have to talk. People bring out board games, instruments.”
Talking about the music, he further said :
“We’ve got a little group. I can’t say much more than that. I’m not really a musician, but I play percussion.”
..and then board games :
“I play Risk. It’s about conquering countries. It’s basically Game of Thrones on a board game. It’s Method.”
Kit was asked if he became an actor to get women to notice him. He said :
“Maybe that’s part of it. There’s something about being a show-off, and that gets you attention. And attention gets you the opposite sex sometimes. But by the time I got to drama school, I was a bit more serious about actually wanting to be an actor than I was about chasing skirt.”
Talking about playing different types of characters, Kit said :
“Like every actor, you get notorious for maybe one role and then get offered a lot of similar roles. Jon is a hero; he’s a good person, he’s a moral person—a somewhat solemn person—so I get a lot of those surly heroic roles. I’ve learned to try to avoid those now. Otherwise I’m just going to go insane. I’d like to do comedy, but I don’t want to do romantic comedy. I’m not a romantic comedy guy. But I’d like to play someone really fucked up. People who are right on the edge.”
There are a few more interesting bits in the interview, which you can read here.
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