WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Game of Thrones season eight, episode one.Jon Snow star Kit Harington has revealed his devastation at
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Game of Thrones season eight, episode one.
Jon Snow star Kit Harington has revealed his devastation at having to say goodbye to the character he has played for all eight seasons of Game of Thrones.
He has described how being Jon for the final time mentally and physically “skinned” the life off him.
The star of the HBO hit series revealed to Esquire: “My final day of shooting, I felt fine . . . I felt fine . . . I felt fine. . . Then I went to do my last shots and started hyperventilating a bit. Then they called, ‘Wrap!’ And I just f*g broke down.
“It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again. It wasn’t so much about Jon. It was about not being in this world, not getting to smell those smells, fight those fights, be with these people—the whole package.”
“But the weirdest bit was when we came off set and they started taking the costume off and it felt like being skinned. It felt like they were unceremoniously, for the last time, ripping off this character. I was still blubbering my tears.”
An emotional Kit is hardly surprising given the show’s success and fans will be the same when the final episode airs.
He added: “The costume girls were like, ‘F*g, come on, get it together.’ I’m being very actorly and crying. I remember going, ‘Wait, wait, wait!’ And they wouldn’t. They just ripped. [Pantomimes sleeves being taken off.] I was like, ‘I need to say goodbye.’ But it was too late. He was gone.”
The question that remains for fans is whether Jon Snow will be “gone” after the season eight finale?
His world came crashing down when he discovered who his real mother and father were in episode one of Game of Thrones season eight.
Since birth, the King of the North has believed he was the bastard son of Ned Stark (played by Sean Bean) and assumed the woman who brought him into the world was nothing more than a commoner.
But Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) revealed the truth, informing him of his ties to the Targaryen family and explaining he came to be following the union between Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen.
Unsurprisingly, the news did not sit well with Jon and he refused to accept he is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.
Now, could Jon be about to betray Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in her fight for the Iron Throne?
She allowed him to ride one of her dragons win the mountains in the season eight premiere and signified his rightful place within the Targaryen family.
Emilia has previously claimed that Daenerys must win the support of Jon’s siblings in order to try to claim the Iron Throne.
She revealed to Entertainment Weekly: “I like to think that it’s like Meet the Parents.
“It’s like: ‘I hope they like me. This dude’s wicked. It’s a real good thing we got going on. He’s the final piece. We’re destined for greatness and world domination is a breath away.’
“And so I need to be like: ‘Can I braid your hair, Sansa? Little Arya, come over here, let’s play some cricket.’”
However, fans will know that she has failed already with Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) in scenes that fans loved.
Game of Thrones season eight continues next Sunday on HBO and Sky Atlantic on Monday at 2am.