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Kit Harington says he “cried a lot” in Season 8, almost quit acting after Game of Thrones

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The world of fantasy is a happy escape from bleak reality, though sometimes not so much for the cast you see on the screen. Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, who played the fan-favourite Jon Snow, talked to the Telegraph about the difficulties he faced on and off-screen.

Harington revealed while the first three seasons were enjoyable, by the end of the show he was exhausted. He loved season 3 the most when he worked a lot with his future wife Rose Leslie. “I cried a lot in the last season, just out of sheer fatigue,” he said.

Jon Snow had a pivotal role to play in the show’s story. He was one of those characters who shared one of the longest screen time on the series. Shooting for months at end wearing heavy costumes, it is understandable why Harington had to take a break from acting. He took a short break after Game of Thrones’ final season.

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Harington also discussed about his views on inherited male trauma and gender-fluid upbringing. He said he wanted to steer clear of playing emotionally repressed silent men on-screen.

Kit further described how his mother encouraged gender-fluid upbringing. He explained, “I asked for a Mighty Max and she bought me a Polly Pocket. I asked for an Action Man and I got a doll – it was very gender fluid from the word go. And I went with it.”

How would you have acted in a similar situation? Tell us in the comments below!


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Game of Thrones’ Conleth Hill (Varys) was upset about how his character died

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Game of Thrones was a revolutionary show that changed the way we look at TV series. It was also famous for many of its controversial scenes, for example, Daenerys and Drogo’s wedding night scene. The final season itself divided the fandom into two bases, one that liked the final season, others didn’t. Conleth Hill, who played the wise Lord Varys, falls into the second category.

In the book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon written by Entertainment Weekly editor James Hibberd, Conleth discussed how deeply he was affected when his character died.

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“I think they tried to make that work and couldn’t. It just felt like after season 6, I kind of dropped off the edge,” Hill said. “I can’t complain because it’s six great seasons and I had some great scenes these last two seasons. But that’s when It changed for me a little.”

The actor described his overall experience to be brilliant, but he couldn’t get on board with some of the character’s choices in the final season. Hill explained that he couldn’t help but feel that he failed in some way.

At the time, nothing could console me. I kept thinking: “What did I do wrong?” There wasn’t any pre-warning,” Hill explained. “All these famous stories about actors being taken out for a meal. Or being phoned at the very least [to notify them that their character was being killed off]. This was just reading cold hard copy.”

As for the way Varys died, he said the character’s decision to betray Daenerys was brilliant and noble. What do you think about Varys’ death on the show? Tell us in the comments below!


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Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau calls Daenerys’ rape scene ‘degrading’

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Game of Thrones has often been the subject of controversy due to many of its revolting scenes. Even after a year of the show’s wrapping up, the series is still making headlines. Thanks to James Hibberd’s book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon, fans of the acclaimed TV series can now get a glimpse of what really happened on the set.

After George R. R. Martin’s reveal in the same book about the controversial rape scene of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau added to the heat with his views. The actor who played Jaime Lannister on the show spoke about the first episode with the London Times. He described the sexual assault scene of Emilia Clarke as degrading.

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For Emilia to play that in series one was really tough and degrading, because what that character goes through is horrific,” he said. “She’s sold to a guy who rapes her, but her way of getting through that is a massive journey, right?”

Emilia Clarke was visibly distressed while filming the controversial scene. She had even told the showrunner, Dan Weiss, about it, and that it was uncomfortable for her. The showrunners defended the wedding night scene as it did not sit right with the story, according to James’ book.

Earlier, Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin claimed the scene made the episode worse. It wasn’t there in his books. What do you think of the criticized scene? Let us know in the comments below!


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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau slams diva behaviour of stars on the set of Game of Thrones

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Humility is a virtue that a person often forgets on their road to success. It helps to maintain a positive environment at the workplace and creates a mutual sense of respect amongst the co-workers. Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jaime Lannister on the show, mocked the behavior of stars who seemed to have forgotten the value of humility.

In an interview with The Times, Nikolaj couldn’t resist mocking those who acted like a diva on set. The actor refused to name any specific members of the huge cast. He put on a voice and said, “Oh, it’s too f***ing hot! I’m going to complain about this piece of s**t! Where do I sit?”

Coster-Waldau went on to praise the late actress Diana Rigg. Just like her character Olenna Tyrell, she had no time for nonsense. He recalled, “You just didn’t mess with her. She had so much bite in a very funny way, and you can’t win when somebody is funnier and cleverer than you.”

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He continued, “If you work with someone like that, you raise your game. You have to — she’s so good. But that last scene of hers was a great day. That was the only two-hander we had, which was a real privilege.”

The writers really served her character well,” Nikolaj remarked, “She goes out on top and with dignity.”

Diana’s legacy serves as a beacon of excellence and inspiration for the younger generation of stars to come by. Feel free to join Coster-Waldau in remembering the great artist in the comments below!


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