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Jon Snow may have moved on from the memories of Ygritte and fallen for the Dragon Queen, but Kit Harington sure hasn’t. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the British star confessed that some of his most favourite scenes to shoot in Game of Thrones were the ones involving wife Rose Leslie.

Harington has had several stunning and crucial scenes to his credit with Jon Snow’s increasing importance in the show. But the initial scenes of Jon and Ygritte were also when the romance between him and Leslie was blooming, so naturally, those are extra special. Harington elaborates,

“I’ll always be proud of seasons 2 and 3 with [his wife Rose Leslie as Ygritte]. While I think there were storylines people enjoyed more, just when Rose and I are walking through the wilderness — those are some of the favourite shots I’ve done.”

Kit Harington Talks Favourite GoT Scenes and Crazy Season 8 Schedules

But that’s not to say he isn’t equally proud of his other achievements, especially the superbly shot Battle of the Bastards. In his own words,

“I’m very proud of ‘The Battle of the Bastards,” the one [long continuous take of Jon Snow fighting] through the horses.

It is a stunning shot indeed. But Harington had also directly contributed to the conceptualization of one crucial feature in that sequence – the stampede scene. The writers had incorporated Harington’s real-life phobia of being trampled by many people in the script to create the extraordinary emotional impact that scene delivers.

Kit Harington Talks Favourite GoT Scenes and Crazy Season 8 Schedules

But Season 8 is a different ball game altogether. The amount of care, precision, and time put into each and every scene have been unprecedented, says Harington.

“Every episode is big … it’s just more exhausting than it’s ever been. It’s relentless. What would have been a one-day shoot two years ago is now a five-day shoot. We’ve had walk-and-talks that would have been a half day end up being 3 or 4 days. That’s the scale of it. They really want to get it right. They want to shoot [every scene] every single way so they have options [during editing].”

That sure explains the long wait. But all this just makes us more excited for Sunday, April 14. What’s your favourite scene/s in Game of Thrones? Tell us in the comments below!






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“I wanted to kill everyone” in the Battle of Winterfell, reveals director Miguel Saponchik

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"I wanted to kill everyone" in the Battle of Winterfell, reveals director Miguel Saponchik

Remember all the cribbing about “too few deaths” in the Battle of Winterfell? Director Miguel Saponchik agrees. The long-time Game of Thrones director who helmed Season 8 episode 3 ‘The Long Night’, told Indiewire’s Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast that he was perfectly up for killing “everyone” in the battle, but showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss did not agree.

Have it from Saponchik’s own words:

“I wanted to kill everyone. I wanted to kill Jorah in the horse charge at the beginning. I was up for killing absolutely everyone. I wanted it to be ruthless, so that in the first 10 minutes you say, ‘All bets are off; anyone could die.’ And David and Dan didn’t want to. There was a lot of back-and-forth on that.”

The Battle of Winterfell, while being a high point of the show, has been criticized on several grounds, and an unbelievably small death toll is one of them. A lot of characters did die in the episode, but all the main characters survived, including someone as inept as Samwell Tarly, which did not make sense for a battle supposedly so deadly. Looks like Saponchik also thought the same.

"I wanted to kill everyone" in the Battle of Winterfell, reveals director Miguel Saponchik

But unlike angry fans who wanted Season 8 to be remade entirely, Saponchik is at peace with the way things worked out. In speaking of his creative equation with creators Benioff and Weiss, Saponchik says:

“It was a sustained engagement. I got to really question and argue with them, and I’ve learned with them when to stop arguing because there comes a point when they dig in and you just don’t want to be there.” 

At the end of the day, Game of Thrones is Benioff and Weiss’ show and their vision. As Saponchik says:

“I didn’t come up with the show and make it. I am a hired director to go and do that. They have let me in and let me be involved, and I’ve really loved doing that. But final cut is not mine. Final cut is theirs; it’s their choice.”

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Kit Hariongton “lost his way” as Game of Thrones ended, says costume designer Michele Clapton

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Prior to seeking therapy at a wellness retreat in May, Kit Harington had “lost his way” due to the stress of Game of Thrones finally ending, claims the show’s costume designer Michele Clapton. Speaking to Us Weekly, the Emmy-winning designer described Harington as a “sensitive soul” and revealed that he had been extremely emotional during the read-through for the final season.

Clapton believes that the actors, many of them first-timers, had become extremely involved with the show and it almost became their identity. In her words:

“They were children when they started. And it became such an enormous thing, and I think when you stop, it’s sort of a huge security blanket is taken away. I mean, they all became friends with each other, and then suddenly, there’s nothing to go back to. So I would imagine that had something to do with it. He lost his way a bit.”

Kit Hariongton "lost his way" as Game of Thrones ended, says costume designer Michele Clapton

Harington’s sensitive and introverted nature did not help matters, and his inability to cope with this loss was becoming visible to Clapton. She told the magazine:

“He was really a sensitive soul, and he was very upset in that final read through because I think it felt like home for [the cast], and they realized, ‘This is it.’ As much as he’s talented and will go on to many other things, I think it’s just after eight or nine years, it’s a big adjustment. I’m sure he’ll be OK, though.”

Harington was undergoing cognitive behavioural therapy and mindful meditation training to cope with stress, negative emotions, and alcohol abuse in a luxury wellness retreat in Connecticut. He was recently spotted out in London, after his rehab, and seems to be doing well.

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Cersei Lannister had a miscarriage in a deleted Game of Thrones scene, reveals Lena Headey

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Cersei Lannister had a miscarriage in a deleted Game of Thrones scene, reveals Lena Headey

Game of Thrones was a very detailed show for the first six seasons, but then the showrunners decided to cut down on the episode count for the last two seasons. That resulted in a lot of loose ends, and quite a few deleted scenes, as we are now hearing. Lena Headey pinpointed one involving her character, Cersei Lannister, that was supposed to cover a miscarriage. Read on!

Lena was recently at Comic Con Germany, where she revealed that a deleted scene from Season 7 was supposed to have a scene showing Cersei losing the baby, reported The Wrap:

“We shot a scene that never made it into Season 7 which was where I lose the baby and it was a really traumatic, great moment for Cersei, and it never made it in and I kind of loved doing that because I thought it would have served her differently.”

Cersei pregnancy has been a hot topic on the show, as well as in the fandom. Nobody had any idea as to what was actually going on with it. Was Cersei actually pregnant? Who was the father? Did she lie about who the father was or about the pregnancy itself? Nobody knew, until now.

This revelation proves that Cersei was pregnant at some point in the story, and given that it was a Season 7 scene, the child was very likely to be Jaime’s. As for what Cersei did in Season 8, it’s likely that she lied her way through it.

Lena had recently also said that she felt that Cersei deserved a better death, so looks like at least one cast member is disgruntled about how things turned out. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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