Kit Harington on Shooting ‘Game of Thrones’ in Iceland, and What He Kept From The Set


Though Game of Thrones is among the most critically-acclaimed tv sequence of all time, actor Kit Harington, who performs the flowingly-haired Jon Snow on the HBO blockbuster, wasn’t so certain in regards to the present’s probabilities through the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards.

It wasn’t that Harington didn’t trust in all of the onerous work the forged and crew put into Season 7, fairly the alternative actually. However after taking a yr off from the awards on account of eligibility points in 2017, the actor thought the Academy of Tv Arts & Sciences won’t have the present within the entrance of their minds when it was time to present the awards out. That concept turned out to be all for naught: Recreation of Thrones ended up winning the award for Outstanding Drama series for the third time.

“It was thrilling to be on the Emmy Awards once more and to win, as a result of we weren’t anticipating to a win this time,” Harington instructed Males’s Journal. “We have been away for some time, and I wasn’t even certain we’d get nominated, which in some methods sounds mad. However we missed a yr and typically they’ll anticipate a remaining season to present the awards. I assumed Season 7 was good, and I’m glad they acknowledged that.”

Harington was front-and-center for Season 7 of the series, serving to to forge alliances between warring Homes and making an attempt to persuade everybody in Westeros that they wanted to battle again in opposition to the marching White Walkers beyond the Wall. The explosive, jam-packed season helped arrange fairly just a few intriguing storylines for the ultimate yr of the present.

For as a lot as he’s unhappy that the sequence is ending after Season 8, Harington mentioned that he’s grateful and fortunate to have been a part of the present for therefore lengthy. Being on the present has catapulted Harington into stardom, and even helped him meet his spouse, Rose Leslie, who performed the character Ygritte on the sequence. The 2 married at Wardhill Castle in Scotland through the Summer time of 2018.

“The entire expertise has been unbelievable,” Harington says. “I’ve felt very lucky to work with so many superb individuals.”

Kit Harington
Dolce & Gabbana

Harington’s function as Jon Snow has additionally helped make him a world star, and he’s now the face of Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men fragrances. The latest launch is The One Grey, a brand new perfume that has daring and stylish scent, combining the scents of cardamom, vetiver, in addition to hints of grapefruit, heat tobacco, and gray woods.

Harington spoke with Males’s Journal following the Emmy Awards and spoke about his experiences filming in 40-degrees under zero in Iceland, engaged on the ultimate season of the present, and what he saved from the Recreation of Thrones set.

We all know you’ll be able to’t inform us any spoilers in regards to the remaining season of Recreation of Thrones, or HBO will swoop in and kidnap us. However usually, what are you enthusiastic about and for followers to see of Season 8?

That is going to be so boring, however it’s a minefield to say something. Even previously after I’ve mentioned one thing it will get taken the mistaken approach, or that I revealed one thing. Even when I’ll say that it’s going to be an thrilling season, it’ll get put out within the mistaken approach. I don’t know the way I’m going to cope with this after I even have to advertise the factor, however I don’t need something to get taken wrongly. I’ll say this about Season 7, it was simply good to work on. The depth of doing episodes, and attending to do greater than I’ve ever completed on the present, it was incredible and a beautiful expertise, and it’ll be thrilling for followers to see what’s subsequent.

Season 7 had a number of the most thrilling scenes the present has ever had, together with the journey in “Past the Wall.” What was it prefer to shoot these scenes and work within the areas you’ve been in a position to movie in?

We filmed quite a lot of that in Iceland. It was brutal, being on the market in minus-40 levels and the freezing wind. It may be fairly an expertise. General, I really like location work. I’m extra of an individual that thinks there’s a good thing about filming on location, whether or not its Recreation of Thrones or one thing else. You get to go to those unbelievable areas and step on to those superb units in locations the place individuals must pay to come back go to. For those who’re in movie, that’s what you need to do. You may’t actually complain if you find yourself bitterly chilly, since you’re in a number of the most gorgeous locations on this planet like Iceland or Croatia and so forth.

Jon Snow in Game of Thrones
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Did you retain something from the Recreation of Thrones set?

I really didn’t take something too loopy. I saved a number of the armor that I exploit for Jon Snow’s outfit, just like the wrist protectors I’ll put on in his costume. I assumed these have been fairly cool.

What have you ever loved about your expertise working with Dolce & Gabbana previously and on this marketing campaign?

It’s thrilling to work on one thing international and to work alongside individuals who enthusiastic and captivated with what they do. It helps once you just like the perfume personally already once you put on it. It’s an ideal scent and I take pleasure in it. It’s sort of surreal to me to search out myself strolling by way of an airport and also you see your personal face staring again at you. Doing the sort of stuff is a special facet of labor for me as a result of it’s not precisely appearing, however you additionally get to be artistic and performative with it, and DG are nice collaborators in that sense. Plus, you get to put on some good fits and look nice for a day [laughs].

Kit Harington
Dolce & Gabbana

You appeared very sharp on the Emmys with the Recreation of Thrones forged. Do you’ve gotten any type suggestions for normal guys?

I used to be sporting a Dolce & Gabbana swimsuit on the Emmys, in order that was enjoyable to have the ability to look sharp like that. As an actor, you get quite a lot of assist along with your type, however advice-wise, I’d say that I don’t actually have any suggestions, however for me getting dressed up is about feeling comfy. I’d say for anybody to maintain that in thoughts, as a result of if you happen to really feel comfy and be ok with your self, you’ll look higher too.

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