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Kit Harington talks about the comparison between Game of Thrones and the MCU in terms of work experience

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Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been largely successful in wooing its audience, breaking records in terms of popularity, viewership, and box office earnings. The latest installment to the ever sprawling cinematic universe is soon to hit the silver screen, and fans are already hyped up about it. When it comes to TV, no other franchise has been as big and successful as HBO’s Game of Thrones. And very few actors have been lucky enough to be a part of both, and Kit Harington ranks amongst them.

The shift to the MCU is certainly a big step for the Game of Thrones star, however, his work ethic doesn’t seem to have changed. Talking to Variety, Harington explained, “Nothing really, majorly surprises me after going through those eight seasons of “Thrones.” It was as big as anything gets by the end, as far as scale goes. But moving into Marvel, it is a different beast, in more subtle ways than you’d imagine.”

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“What I like about the differences for me about these two things is I get to have lightness of touch in this, which I think is really important. It’s what I really loved about the Marvel movies — those little moments of kind of lightness, comedy, in amongst everything. And I saw a few opportunities for that with this character. Having played a majorly central part of a different show who was not comedic or light in any way whatsoever, not being the center of attention in this show and playing something that’s a little lighter was kind of fun.”

Do you think there is a comparison between Game of Thrones and the MCU? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones stars are a close-knit bunch. Many of them are close friends in real life, like former on-screen brothers Richard Madden and Kit Harington, who played Robb Stark and Jon Snow respectively on the show. Hence it must come as no surprise that the two cherish any opportunity they get to work together. In this case, it was Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest phase 4 film Eternals.

In a recent interview with Variety, Harington recalled the moment he and Madden reunited on the set after a really long time:

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“We had a big hug. We’ve been close friends for a long time. We had a shared experience of “Thrones” in the first three seasons — the three seasons that Richard was in — where it sort of blew up and became this Goliath of a show. And, you know, we were both 23. We’d kind of came up together and that creates quite a special bond. So actually, we have a very close friendship, but screen time doesn’t reflect that.”

“Yeah, if you add up all the scenes that me and Richard have shot in anything, “Thrones” and this, I think it comes in at about four scenes. Isn’t that weird? But there’s so much focus, from my part anyway, on me and Richard’s interaction in this. And it just goes to show that people create longer stories and histories for these characters than is actually there. I find that fascinating.”

Let’s hope Harington and Madden will get to do a lot of scenes together in the future. Are you excited about Marvel’s Eternals? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones star Kit Harington rose to fame with his role Jon Snow, and has become a household name ever since.  Harington has come a long way ever since, playing iconic roles in several anthology series, and is recently making headlines with his role in the upcoming MCU movie Eternals. Game of Thrones fans are doubly excited for the film, as Harington and his on-screen brother from the HBO fantasy Richard Madden (Robb Stark) both play an important role in the film. Though everyone is really excited to see how this interaction plays out, let us see what Harington has to say about his shift between two great franchises.

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In a recent interview with Variety, Harington said, “I don’t think you get to choose when these things come along. Like, if Marvel calls up, and they say, we’ve got this interesting character for you, would you be interested in being in this movie…? I mean, my process was it’d been about a year and a half since I’d filmed “Thrones.” It seemed like an interesting character and an amazing universe, and that seemed like a no brainer to me.”

“I’ve got nothing against possibly long-running franchises and being in them. They’ve done very well for me! I’ve really enjoyed it. So it wasn’t a very difficult decision to make. Once I saw what they were planning with this — the director, it’s Marvel, the character’s cool — it was pretty easy decision.”

What do you think of Harington’s journey so far? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest phase 4 movie Eternals is closing in, and fans all over the world are looking forward to witnessing a little Game of Thrones union onscreen. Game of Thrones alums Richard Madden and Kit Harington are playing important roles in the movie, and we can’t wait for them to act together once again on screen. And meeting his old friend was surely emotional for Madden.

Extra” Special Correspondent Samantha Harris spoke with Richard Madden at the Los Angeles premiere of Eternals, where he opened up about reuniting with his Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harington on set. He also talked about his friendship with his Eternals co-star Gemma Chan, they have been close friends for nearly a decade now.

Talking about Gemma, the Game of Thrones star said, “My best moments were with Gemma Chan, because she’s been my friend for 10 years. So for us to kind of just be working together everyday and kind of jumping into that, it was a joy.”

When asked about his reunion with Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, Madden replied, “It was great, again. It was that kind of thing, if you’re just there chatting with your buddy, and then God I gotta get on set and do acting! Together, with you! This is strange but again just joyous. It’s just lovely to be surrounded by really great people and really talented actors.”

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