With less than a year to go until the final season of Game Of Thrones premieres, things are getting serious. HBO has kept the eighth season tightly under wraps, and there’s no surprise as to why. Fans of the show have been known to discover major plot twists from leaked set photos in the past, something they were making sure wouldn’t happen this time around. They even filmed multiple endings to the series to ensure it stayed secret! But one thing’s for sure. However our favourite fantasy show ends, it’s going to be emotional. And Kit Harington just confirmed it.
This past week, Entertainment Weekly released a massive cover story on the eighth and final season of the show, and in the process, talked to star Kit Harington, AKA Jon Snow/Targaryen/King in the North, who got quite emotional while reading the scripts. In fact, it made him cry twice, and he was able to tell us one of the reasons why.
“Every season, you read at the end of the last script ‘End of Season 1,’ or ‘End of Season 2’. This read ‘End of Game of Thrones.’ And you realize, okay, it’s really happening.”
Harington has never been one for spoilers, and actually refused to read the scripts this season until the table read, meaning he was one of the very few actors who didn’t know the ending to the show! This undoubtedly made the table read all the more emotional. And if he cried while reading with the actors, we can only imagine what it will do to us. If that table read is any indication, we’re going to need more than a couple of boxes of tissues to get through this final season of Game Of Thrones. I honestly don’t know if I’m more excited or scared.
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