I have only been able to find one short snippet online from Kits latest interview but I will keep looking to hopefully bring you more from it
Earlier Kit was interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel. Later on tonight he will be a guest on the Late Late Show with James Corden which my lovely friend Brianne is taping for me. I will try my best to upload the whole thing somewhere
I have added the digital scans of Kits Out Magazine spread. His edition is out now for those of you who want to buy it
Kit Harington is best known for playing the broody bastard Jon Snow on HBO’s hit drama fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” But rather than play moody action heroes for the rest of his career, Harington has decided to branch out sooner, rather than later, taking on the role of Roland Leighton in James Kent’s feature film directorial debut, “Testament of Youth.”
The film is based on Vera Brittain’s memoir of the same name, which chronicles her time as a nurse during World War I, in which her brother and her fiancé Roland fought. Roland is a romantic and a poet; a man of more words than the stoic Jon Snow. Indiewire chatted with Harington a few days after one of his most action-packed episode of “Game of Thrones” had just aired to inquire about his desire to say a bit more.
Warning: major spoilers below!
I have just read this interview so please be aware that if you have not seen the film and don’t want any spoilers to not read any further
Kit Harington is a big romantic and calm down about his hair, guys
Kit Harington, it appears, likes to get dirty. The actor, who is cemented in our popular consciousness as Jon Snow, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and the bastard son of Ned Stark, has a hard time staying out of the mud—literally. In Testament of Youth, out Friday, Harington plays Roland Leighton, the love interest of early feminist/pacifist Vera Brittain. And for the role the actor got to drag his clean-shaven, short-haired (gasp!) character through the trenches of war, poised in the position fans so often equate with his Game Of Thrones part.
However, unlike Snow, Leighton was a real person who fought in a real war—not just a war of the seven realms. That was was World War I, which was responsible for creating the “lost generation,” a term coined by Ernest Hemingway to describe the young people who came of age during the first modern, global war. Leighton’s life took on greater significance because of his friendship and then subsequent engagement to Vera Brittain, whose own memoir captured the toll the war took on the educated youth of Britain—and why that generation was, in particular, lost. The film adaptation of her story focuses on her, her brother, and his friends (one of whom includes her lover Leighton), and their role in the war. It’s an expansive, achingly beautiful portrait of a devastated England. The film, to be honest, is a sad watch—as anyone who is familiar with Brittain’s writing knows how it all ends. But there is joy found in the chemistry and affection between Alicia Vikander’s Vera and Kit’s Roland, which is worth the watch alone.
He may be best known as Jon Snow on HBO’s hit “Game of Thrones,” but Kit Harington has been branching out into movies in the past few years with a lot of interesting choices, including his latest, Testament of Youth, an adaptation of Vera Brittain’s 1933 memoir about how her life was affected by World War I. In the film, Brittain is portrayed by Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, who recently made waves for her performance in Ex Machina.
Most actors haven’t had the good fortune of landing a major role right out of drama school, let alone one that explodes into a global phenomenon, but that’s exactly how it happened for Kit Harington, best known as fan favorite Jon Snow on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Coming off a thrilling season five episode whose climactic action set piece found Jon Snow at its center, Harington next appears this week in Testament of Youth, alongside Alicia Vikander (Ex-Machina) and Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service).
The film is a World War I drama based on the memoirs of Vera Brittain, who overcame gender barriers and followed her brother and fiance to war as a volunteer nurse. Harington took some time to chat with RT about the film, his early interest in journalism, and how strange he thought the pilot of Game of Thrones was. RT had such a pleasant conversation with Harington that we lost count of his picks, so here are his Six Favorite Films:
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Jon Snow may look seriously dashing in the enormous black cloak he rocks on “Game of Thrones,” but according to actor Kit Harington, you really don’t want to smell it.
Harington dropped by HuffPost Live on Monday along with director James Kent to discuss their new film “Testament of Youth,” and host Alonya Minkovski couldn’t let him go without squeezing in a few “Game of Thrones” questions, including what the signature cloak is made of. Harington isn’t sure, but he does know that it hasn’t been clean since he wore it for the first time.
“It hasn’t been washed in five years. None of the clothes have properly been washed in five years, which is authentic,” he said.