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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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Kit Harington says he will rewatch entire Game of Thrones to say goodbye

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Kit Harington says he will Rewatch Entire Game of Thrones to Say Goodbye

The final season of Game of Thrones is here, and beneath all the excitement there is the sad truth – it’s never going to come back. One way to cope with a GoT-less world is to rewatch the series all over again. That’s exactly what Kit Harington is going to do.

Game of Thrones made huge stars out of many a budding actors. Harington is perhaps the best example of this. In a recent interview with Mirror UK, the actor, who plays Jon Snow, shared his thoughts on life after Thrones, and how hard it was to say goodbye.

“I’m terribly sad about it ending and the words Game of Thrones are going to have the fondest feeling for me forever. I want to watch the final episode, go back and watch the whole thing once and then put it on the shelf and go, ‘Thank you’.

That’s how I’m going to say goodbye to it – watch what we did over eight years. It’ll take me hours and then I’ll really be done with it.” 

The 32-year-old actor has several reasons to be fond of Game of Thrones. In 2011, Harington was a rookie drama school major and Jon Snow was an important side character at best. Eight years later, Jon is Aegon Targaryen, rightful heir to the Iron Throne and at the front and center of everything. Harington too has gone from being a promising debutant to one of the highest paid actors on TV.

Harington is mindful of the time that has passed, and his transformation. He reflects,

“I look back at who I was when I started Thrones and it’s emotional because that Kit is so different from me today. That Kit was just amazed at everything but now when I’m on a red carpet and there are flashbulbs, I take it for granted.”

By now he is aware of both the perks and pitfalls of fame. In his own words,

“Fame is a really odd situation. There are times when I’ve been a p**k and been ­egotistical. But I have always had people around who have been truthful with me and put me right.” 

Kit Harington will Watch the Whole of Game of Thrones Again to Say Goodbye

One of those people is surely his wife Rose Leslie, whom he met on Game of Thrones sets. Leslie’s Ygritte was Jon Snow’s first, tragic love, but now he has moved on to Daenerys Targaryen, portrayed on-screen by Emilia Clarke. The fact that Leslie and Clarke are fast friends in real life did produce some awkwardness in their onscreen intimacy. Harington cheekily explains,

“Even though you’re actors and it’s your job, there’s an element of weirdness when the three of us are having dinner and we had a kissing scene that day.”

Game of Thrones has given him much, but what comes after that? Not another eight-years-long epic fantasy drama for sure! Harington is quite done with that format.

“I’m looking at theatre, limited series and movies. TV has really developed, which means I can do interesting drama. Just not with too many seasons!” Harington signs off.

What are you going to do to cope once Game of Thrones ends? Tell us in the comments!






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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau says Jaime Lannister’s mission changed after seeing Bran Stark in Winterfell

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau says Jaime Lannister's mission changed after seeing Bran Stark in Winterfell

The Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere recently aired, and has been positively received by the fandom. While we got quite a lot of reunions in the episode, one of them definitely stood out. We’re referring to the Jaime Lannister and Bran Stark reunion, which was recently discussed by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime. Beware, spoilers follow!

In the Season 8 premiere, we saw Jaime Lannister arrive at Winterfell at the end. The scene, which mirrored the Season 1 arrival of Jaime in Winterfell, ended with him noticing Bran Stark looking at him. This marked the first time Jaime and Bran saw each other since Season 1, when Jaime had pushed Bran out of the tower window. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau broke down this scene, in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly:

“First of all, I don’t think wheelchairs are a normal thing in Westeros. I think it’s like: ‘What the hell?’ and then, ‘Oh my god, that’s the kid.’ I think he knows Bran didn’t die, but he doesn’t expect to meet him.

His mission changes once again. It goes from: ‘I know my brother Tyrion is there and I’m going to fight the good fight’ to ‘I’m in deep sh– now.’ Because this is the Lord of Winterfell that I tried to kill and I’m sure he wants revenge. That’s what Jaime expects.”

He also discussed Jaime meeting Daenerys Targaryen, whose father he had killed:

For Jaime, he would assume she would be there. I don’t think that was the reason he went. They’ve both been very good at compartmentalizing whatever feelings they have for each other.”

Nikolaj also commented on how the final season is going to be:

“I don’t think [showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] could have done it any better. It makes sense and there’s a logic to it without it being obvious at all. There are also great moments of surprise.”

Jaime has seen a lot of things. What do you think is up next for him? Let us know in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones Season 8 premiered recently, to an overwhelmingly positive response. After almost a 600-day wait, we finally got to see our favourite characters. While there were some great unions/reunions in there, Samwell Tarly and Daenerys Targaryen‘s first meeting, was particularly messy. Now, actor Jon Bradley, who plays Sam, has revealed that his character thinks Daenerys to be a psychopath. Beware, spoilers follow!

The pair met for the first time in the Season 8 premiere, and it did not go well. Daenerys revealed to Sam that she executed his father and brother, after which Sam seems to be very agitated.

John Bradley recently revealed to The Wrap that Samwell now thinks that Daenerys is a psychopath:

“Sam is now very, very aware that Dany is very imbalanced and very volatile and in quite a dangerous state with people. He sees with his own eyes, and is kind of connecting this to his own set of emotions, just how cold she is and how sacrificial she is in other people’s lives. And he learns the lengths that she’ll go to if somebody decides to disobey her and how her quest for power seems to know no moral code when it comes to that.”

John said that the way Daenerys revealed the news to Sam added insult to injury:

“When she’s talking to him and she’s telling him about his own family, she’s telling him kind of without any sense of compassion at all. She comes at it in a very clinical way, and a very cold and a very detached way. And it feels psychopathic, really, that she didn’t offer him any kind of comfort at all. She says, you know, ‘They refused to bend the knee.’ And that’s a very pragmatic way of dealing with it, ‘They disobeyed me, and so I killed them.’ And in that moment he sees what a dangerous figure she is and that’s what motivates him to tell Jon.”

John also said that the best for Jon and the safety of Gilly and baby Sam motivates Sam. He argued that this is precisely why he does not trust Daenerys. Being Jon’s best friend, it’s likely that Sam’s opinion will carry some weight. We already saw Jon waver a bit when Sam told him the truth. Moving forward, it will be interesting to see how things go.

What do you guys think will happen? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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