Kit Harington 'Broke Down and Cried' to a 'Game of Thrones' Fan After Filming Intense Final Season
By Jennifer Drysdale
Courtesy of HBO
Saying goodbye to Jon Snow was easier said than done for Kit Harington.
The 32-year-old actor appears on Friday's episode of The Graham Norton Show, and during his sit-down, he reveals that after his final day playing Jon onGame of Thrones, he unexpectedly "broke down and cried" to a random fan on the street.
"I was determined to be cool about the end and decided that when people came up to me and said, 'Are you Jon Snow?' that I would say very calmly, 'I used to be,'" he says of his plans for fan interactions after wrapping season eight of the HBO series. Things, however, didn't go that way.
"When I left the set for the final time, I was very emotional, and when a girl came up to me and asked the inevitable question, I broke down and cried, 'I used to be!' Harington confesses. "She backed off pretty quickly!"
"The intensity of finishing something like this and not being able to tell anybody is so hard. It got too much, so I've told one person, my friend James, who doesn't watch the show and fell asleep in the first episode of the very first season," he says. "I knew then that he was zero interested in what I do. We were having a drink the other night and I told him everything about how the series ends, and he couldn't have looked less interested if he tried!"