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Kit Harington talks about the “understandably quite emotional” end of Game of Thrones



Game of Thrones is now filming for Season 8, and we can’t wait for it to air. We all know the stars of the show are quite in demand lately, and we have heard about the new venture from Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, a new mini-series called Gunpowder. He has been doing press rounds for the promotion of the show, which is a BBC program in the UK, with HBO handling the US airings. In a recent interview with Deadline about the same, he discussed the end of Game of Thrones. Read on!

First off, he spoke about how the show is different now that it’s near its end :

“Well, I think there’s a certain pressure I’ve not felt before. Whereas before, every year there’s always been a bit of pressure, this season is one where we could easily let people down. Obviously, we don’t want to do that so we’re very much stepping up everyone’s game which is very apparent, at least to me. We’re all growing a bit and I think everyone’s attention is very focused on what we’re doing in a way that it’s always been, but it may be more apparent.

I love it, you know. It’s also I think that thing of just trying to get everything you can out of it while we’re still doing it. Really kind of explore every inch of it.”

He seemed to have a lot to say about how he felt about the show ending, or more like how he was too overwhelmed to have an answer to how he was feeling :

“I don’t know what I’m feeling, is what I’m trying to say. I will say I think I’m understandably more affected by it than I thought I would be.

You know I wasn’t quite cynical about things, I’m quite straightforward and English. But, really, eight years of your life is a long time to connect with anything. I didn’t know at the beginning if this would be a show that no one would watch or if it would be a show that a lot of people would watch. And I’ve never been in a situation, a show, that’s lasted this long. In my life it’s pretty significant thing that’s happened to me, and coming to the end of it is understandably quite emotional.”

Speaking of his life and career after Game of Thrones, he said :

“I think I do though it’s still slightly unclear to me. I definitely want to produce again, but I also recently thought of the idea of directing. I think there’s something in that that Game of Thrones has given me, which may be nothing else but great years with so many different directors, and doing such intensive amounts of work with different directors. But I feel like I’ve gotten an understanding of directing and producing from working on Thrones and working on various other projects that makes it appealing to me.”

He also said he’ll be picking his roles carefully and spending more time with his fiancée, Rose Leslie, who played his love interest Ygritte on Game of Thrones. Until then however, we still have one last season with Jon Snow in it. Excited? We sure are! Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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Founder at Wiki of Thrones and a full-time Game of Thrones fan who does other work when he has finished reading and writing about Game of Thrones and also dreams about playing a role in the show.