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Kit Harington Reveals How HBO Went 'Balls Out' for Game of Thrones' Final Season

Kit Harington Reveals How HBO Went 'Balls Out' for Game of Thrones' Final Season

Kit Harington is on the cover of Variety‘s latest issue.

Here’s what the 32-year-old Game of Thrones star had to share with the mag…

On what to expect from Game of Thrones’ final season: “[HBO] went balls out, I think is the term. They could have easily set the same budget as they did for Season 7, but they went bigger.”

On his meteoric rise to mega-fame, insecurity, and seeking therapy: “It wasn’t a very good time in my life. I felt I had to feel that I was the most fortunate person in the world, when actually, I felt very vulnerable. I had a shaky time in my life around there — like I think a lot of people do in their 20s. That was a time when I started therapy, and started talking to people. I had felt very unsafe, and I wasn’t talking to anyone. I had to feel very grateful for what I have, but I felt incredibly concerned about whether I could even f*cking act…It’s like when you’re at a party, and the party’s getting better and better. Then you reach this point of the party where you’re like, it’s peaked. I don’t know what I could find more from this. You realize, well, there isn’t more. This is it. And the ‘more’ that you can find is actually in the work rather than the enjoyment surrounding it.”

On the last season’s arduous nine-month shoot and the cast’s slightly strained relationships: “[The shoot was] in extreme weather and just in heavy fucking costumes. I was there the whole time this year. I felt a bit like people were coming in and out, and Jon Snow was just f*cking there the whole time. You have these in-jokes, and these relationships that thrive for eight years. That’s a long time for those jokes to be going, and they never felt old or tired. In the last season, I was like, these are getting tired now. And I think they got tired because we could see the end coming. That’s a way of emotionally detaching from something: relationships very slightly starting to strain, just on the edges, just frayed. Now everyone loves each other again.”

For more from Kit, visit Variety.com.

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  • mahbelle

    after GOT this one will go nowhere.

  • nicpace

    why are his legs posed that way???