The shoot accompanying Kit’s spread for Esquire US is now in the gallery and scans of the interview will be uploaded in due course. Until then the rest of the interview can be read using the link below the excerpt
He’s the face of television’s most obsessed-over show. His hair alone has more fans than most actors. But as Game of Thrones enters its second-to-last season, Harington faces a dilemma: To enter the next phase of his career, must he leave Jon Snow behind?
Kit Harington has bobbleheads on the brain. “I have to approve a new one every day,” he says. “I’m not joking. I’m asked, ‘Are you happy with how this looks?’ I’m like, ‘It’s a fucking bobblehead—what do you want me to say?'”
To be fair to the product designers, capturing in plastic the hirsute attributes that have become the obsession of Harington’s many millions of fans probably requires a level of attention reserved for conservators at the Louvre. And soon they’ll no longer have a live model: Harington is counting down the days until he can get a proper shave and a haircut. The time, as it happens, has nearly come: He has one last shoot day for the seventh and penultimate season of Game of Thrones, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. For now, the scruffy face of one of pop culture’s defining franchises is sitting across from me in a back booth at a restaurant in New York’s East Village. He arrived smelling faintly of a freshly smoked cigarette and wearing celebrity camouflage: thick-frame glasses and a baseball cap, which is doing its meager best to contain his unruly jet-black mop.
The hair will soon disappear, along with, in 2018, the show that made Harington famous. But what will live on is the outsized, tormented spirit of Jon Snow, the frostbitten hero he’s played for the better part of a decade: the brooding bastard prince who’s lost everyone closest to him; who was stabbed to death at the end of season five and then resurrected in season six; and who will confront the possible annihilation of every living thing in season seven.
Harington understands that his likeness will be mass-produced and hawked while the suits still have the chance to make a buck. But time is running out. “Without saying whether I make it to the last season,” he says, despite widespread reports that HBO extended his contract at $1.1 million per episode through the final thirteen episodes—seven this season, six in the next—”we’ve been trying to say goodbye to the show this year.” That means saying goodbye to Jon Snow, too.
Our first batch of official images from behind the scenes of The Death and Life of John F Donovan have been added to the gallery in gorgeous high quality courtesy of Collider. Enjoy!
The Death and Life of John F Donovan (2018) > Behind the Scenes
HBO has released the first stills of Game of Thrones S7 and we now have our first official look of Kit as Jon Snow along with his fabulous new costume. Feel free to discuss what you think could be happening in the scene in the comments
The rest of the interview can be read using the link below. Enjoy!
Kit Harington says not knowing how ‘Game of Thrones’ will end is amazing
Ready to see Kit Harington play a different kind of unlikely hero? Only this time, there are no dragons, dire wolves, or White Walkers in sight.
The “Game of Thrones” star has a key role in “Brimstone,” the bleak, violent and uncompromising Western from Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven. The film slowly, over the course of four in-film “chapters,” unveils the grim circumstances in which a young, mute frontier midwife and mother (Dakota Fanning) finds herself the target of an obsessed and unrelenting fire-and-brimstone preacher (Guy Pearce). Harington plays Samuel, a wounded cowboy running from trouble, who receives shelter from the 14-year-old Liz (Emilia Jones) and leaves a lasting mark on the girl as her life descends into horror.
Once again, Harington treads into territory that unflinchingly explores violence, brutality, and their aftereffects, much like the HBO fantasy series he’s best known for. After wrapping filming on the upcoming seventh season, he admits that he’s still marveling on how the show has moved forward so strongly, without a new volume in the epic A Song of Ice and Fire” series to shape it.
Moviefone: “Brimstone” is quite an amazing piece of filmmaking, and I imagine it was a very easy “yes” for you to get involved. But what were the specific motivators for you? What were the things you saw in the character and in the story that really got you excited creatively?
Kit Harington: I’ll be honest: I read the script a while before I joined it. Then, as sometimes happens, the role went to someone else. It went to Robert Pattinson. I kind of put it to bed in my head. Then whatever happened happened, and I came aboard very late.
I think first and foremost, I really wanted this role from the get-go because the script was so strong. It was so interesting. It was so surreal. It wasn’t really specific to any kind of genre.
Earlier today HBO aired a long drawn out reveal of the seventh season air date teasing the meeting of ice and fire. It will return to our screens on 16.07.17 and a day later in the UK on 17.07.17 on Sky Atlantic. Sky have also confirmed that they again will be screening it simultaneously with America at 2am and again at the usual time of 9pm. 4 months, 9 days to go!
HBO have released the first official poster for the upcoming seventh season of Game of Thrones. By the looks of things like many fanmade posters have predicted, it could literally be a Song of Ice and Fire. Hopefully this means the that the trailer or some teaser clips won’t be far behind. #TheEndBegins #ReadyTheRealm!
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