Kit Harington says the conclusion of “Game of Thrones” has weighed heavily on its lead actors.
Some member of the cast have been on the show since 2009 and its conclusion 10 years later has not been easy on anyone. Lead actor Kit Harington (Jon Snow) touches on his final scene in an interview with InStyle.
“I had that final scene, which was very average. I was just walking somewhere with Liam [Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth] and Jacob [Anderson, who plays Grey Worm]. It couldn’t have been more of a wet fart of a scene,” he says, “but I completely broke down after it.”
“I’d seen Peter Dinklage do his last scene earlier in the day, and he broke down,” Harington reveals. “I’d been at other people’s wraps, like Sophie Turner’s. You just saw them collapse. And it happened to me. It was a beautifully weighted ending. Then it was like, ‘OK, I’m actually done with this show. I love it. It’s my pride and joy, and it’s been a pleasure to be a part of it, but I’m done.’”
The conclusion of “GoT” marks the second-most important role of Harington’s life. “The most important job I’ll ever have is about to finish,” he says before catching himself. “Well, not the most. Hopefully, I’ll be a father.”
Hollywood is Harington’s oyster now and he knows exactly which kind of role he does not want: “I’m not interested at the moment in playing a hero,” he asserts. “After 10 years of playing a troubled guy who is a good person, I want to play someone who’s not good.”
He also does not imagine sharing further screen time with his “GoT” co-star and wife Rose Leslie. “I think almost the worst thing about falling in love with Rose and marrying her is that it’s going to be very hard to work with her again,” Harington says.
“Working opposite her was one of the highlights of my life and career,” he notes. “I don’t know when, if ever, I’m going to get to do that again, because we’re married now, and it’s hard to work opposite your wife.”
The eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” premieres April 14. The InStyle issue with Harington is on sale April 19.