Kit Harington: Game of Thrones star on 'privacy' after series ends 'It's disorientating'

Kit Harington: Game of Thrones star on 'privacy' after series ends 'It's disorientating'

The actor, 32, has played Jon Snow in the hit HBO fantasy drama since it first aired in 2011. With the series garnering a massive global following,

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The actor, 32, has played Jon Snow in the hit HBO fantasy drama since it first aired in 2011. With the series garnering a massive global following, Kit Harington recently opened up about the level of fame he has achieved since it began. “You get the camera phone thing a lot,” he said during an interview on BBC Radio 6. “That was new to being an actor or a musician when we came along. Suddenly everyone wants a photo or everyone’s taking a photo,” the Game of Thrones star explained.

“That level of privacy goes,” he added. “Which is disorientating.”

Kit also spoke out about feeling liberated since wrapping filming on season eight.

“If you think about how old I was when I got that show, I was 21, 22, and I’m now 32,” he said. “So, it’s 10 years and my entire 20s.

“I don’t think I can think of more exciting, more exhilarating, more life-changing job to have in my 20s than that,” he continued. “And to play such a key figure in it.

“I loved it, I really loved it. But at times it was all-encompassing and it was a bit overwhelming and now we’ve come to the end of the nine, 10 years, I’m quite glad to be moving on with the next stage of my life.”

The Jon Snow actor then joked he was looking forward to the next step even if it comprised of “unemployment”.

In an interview with KISS Breakfast Radio earlier this month, Kit also revealed his wife and former Game of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie, 32, wouldn’t speak to him after he told her how Game of Thrones ended.

“She wouldn’t talk to me for about three days,” he said. “And she’d asked!”

The star said it was “nice” being a member of a small group who are privy to the knowledge of how the series finally concludes.

“It’s quite nice walking around — which will only happen for a few months before everyone’s seen it — knowing,” he said.

“I know and no else else does. I know how it wraps up.

“I think it’s going to be groundbreaking,” he teased.

Elsewhere, Kit’s co-star Emilia Clarke, 32, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, has revealed she “cried like a baby” upon saying goodbye to her character.

“I felt completely lost,” she told the Daily Mail, adding that finishing her time as the Mother of Dragons was “like losing a limb”.

“I was 22 — a child — when I first walked on the Game of Thrones set,” she told the publication. “I grew up with her.”

During an appearance on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show, Kit also spoke of the “grief” at bidding the series farewell.

Game of Thrones season 8 will return to HBO and Sky Atlantic on April 14.

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