Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is featured in the July/August 2018 issue of GQ South Africa.
From the digital issue:
At the end of the final season of Game of Thrones (set to air in 2019), Kit Harington will return to real life. After spending ten years living on the edge of The Wall, dying, and coming back to life again, he’s ready to lay down his sword. We find out what he’s doing after Winter is over.
It was almost immediately after drama school that Kit Harington was approached for the role that would make him globally famous. He was not aware of George R.R. Martin’s books and was only drawn to participate in the pilot because of the company producing it. “It was HBO, and that’s all that really mattered to me But the script? I didn’t really understand it. I read it twice and thought, ‘this is the most bizarre thing ever. I don’t quite get why they’re doing it, but I’m in.'”
What will he miss when Game of Thrones is over? Iceland, the location of Westeros’ north beyond the wall, where much of 2011’s second season was filmed. “That season was the most significant because we realized the show was successful, we were suddenly in this incredible location and I was with the girl I fell in love with,” he says. That girl, Rose Leslie, played Ygritte with whom Snow fell in love with before she died. But in real life the pair recently tied the know. They now share a house in the English countryside. “It’s in Suffolk – it’s lush – in the middle of the country.”
Game of Thrones returns in 2019 with new episodes on HBO.
Photography: Luca and Alessandro Morelli