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.
Kit has done his first interview of the year with Elle USA and the digital scan can be found in the gallery and will be typed up in due course. At the end of 2016 I added lots of other missing scans to the gallery with more coming shortly. As you are all aware Kit is currently in Iceland filming Game of Thrones hence why things have been slightly quiet of late. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years holiday
Today our favourite glorious ray of sunshine is celebrating his 30th birthday. I hope he has a wonderful day and gets lots of attention this year. Monitored comments are turned off for today so you can post your birthday wish below
The nominations for this years Critics Choice have been released and I’m so pleased to say that Kit has received his second nomination of the year for Game of Thrones in the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama series category. The 22nd annual Critics Choice Awards airs on A&E live on December 11 at 8pm ET, 5pm PT. Due to filming season 7 it is not known if Kit will attend but I will edit this post when I know otherwise. Game of Thrones has also been nominated for Best Drama series
Scans from Kits latest front cover for Augustman Singapore have been added to the gallery. I have typed up the interview for you to read and the rest can be found using the link below. Editorial images will be added once they are released. Enjoy!
Through tax incentives and great filming facilities, Vancouver and Toronto have long been the third and fourth most popular locations for filming in North America, after Los Angeles and New York, but this year Montreal joined the pack, with a considerable number of projects under way in Quebec’s largest city. That’s where we headed to meet Kit Harington, otherwise known as “Jon Snow” on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Filming the upcoming movie The Death and Life of John F Donovan, the 29-year-old British actor was on a extremely tight, 16-hours-a-day shooting schedule, under the direction of Xavier Dolan. I t was a miracle to be able to squeeze out a half-day with him.
A clever compromise between New York and Paris, Old Town Montreal in the summer is a lovely place to walk around, as many tourists visit the cobblestone-paved streets in this neighbourhood overlooking the Saint-Laurent river. Without a doubt, it was a glorious location for the Augustman crew to settle in, in the newly opened Epik boutique hotel. With wooden beams and a giant vintage wheel hanging from the roof, the top floor had an obvious Game of Thrones feel, making Harington feel right at home.
As promised the scans from Kit’s front cover for Elle Men China have been added to the gallery. I’m hoping to replace them with better quality when they become available
The interview Kit participated in for next months edition of W Magazine has been released. Scans and outtakes from the issue will be added next month once they become available. More of the interview can be read using the link below
Kit Harington is glad Jon Snow isn’t dead, too
The Emmy-nominated Game of Thrones actor did “thousands upon thousands of takes” to master the now famous scene where his character came back to life. And it was all worth it.
At the 2016 Emmy Awards, Game of Thrones’s Kit Harington and Mr Robot’s Rami Malek competed against each other in the category of best supporting actor. Although Malek ultimately took home the prize, in W’s Royals portfolio the two actors are side by side in the TV category. Harington is the classic royal, thanks to his portrayal of Jon Snow over the past six seasons. Before the fantasy series exploded and he became a sex symbol, he was just an unknown stage actor in London who got into fights in McDonald’s.
What was the first thing you auditioned for?
First ever thing I auditioned for? Would have been to get into drama school. I auditioned for those. But first professional job I ever auditioned for was a BBC comedy and I think when you’re coming out of drama school you like put so much effort and onus on that one audition. I can’t even remember what it was now, but I remember being so nervous for it.
Did you get it?
No. No, and then that felt like the biggest thing in the world as well. I didn’t get the job. “Oh, my god, I’m terrible.” And then I got, I got a job soon after that.
The first pictures of Kit arriving at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles have been added to the gallery. I’m hoping to bring you lots more wonderful pictures throughout the night
A new picture of Kit has been posted online taken when he took part in the What They Took With Them video. It is now in the gallery to view in better quality by clicking on the image
Alongside Cate Blanchett, Keira Knightley, Jessie Eisenberg et al, Kit has taken part in a reading of a poem written by Jenifer Toksvig highlighting the current refugee crisis, entitled ‘What They Took With Them’. To support the charity if you wish, the website and petition can be found here