A few months ago, Kit Harington officially said goodbye to the Game of Thrones and switched to other projects, however, even engaging in their promotion, the discussion of the Game of Thrones still cannot be avoided. In an interview at the Esquire Townhouse festival about his participation in Sam Shepard’s The Real West, a theatrical production, Keith told how he lives without Game of Thrones.
Communicating with journalists during the Esquire Townhouse, Harington discussed how his role in almost the most popular television series in the world made him take a fresh look at the concepts of fame and popularity:
“I would have lied if I had said that in the School of Drama I had not dreamed of getting a part in a popular TV series, I would go on the red carpet, go to the Emmy and all that,” the actor argues. “Of course, I wanted all of this, but Game of Thrones threw all of this at me, as if a ten-ton truck had fallen on me.”
At the same time, with heightened attention to his person, Kit, in his own words, resigned himself – as well as the fact that he constantly had to deal with the fans of Game of Thrones, who approach the actor in public places. The actor said that after finishing filming “Game of Thrones”, he was looking forward to the moment when someone approached him and asked if he was playing John Snow – so that Keith could answer with a clear conscience “There is no more!” In fact, when it really happened for the first time, the moment for Harington himself turned out to be very emotional:
“I started sobbing right in front of this girl, and she hurried away from me,” recalls the actor.