Kit Harington Reflects On Game of Thrones’ Final Season

Fans are just weeks away from the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. It may turn into an emotional milestone for both the fans and the cast. This includes Kit Harington, who played a focal part of the show as Jon Snow. He recently spoke with Variety about the series, and reflected upon his character. He also shared his belief that the final season will really enthrall viewers.

“They went balls out, I think is the term,” said Harington. “They could have easily set the same budget as they did for Season 7, but they went bigger.” Harington also shared his belief that the expanded budget was mean to “establish that HBO can do this” for the upcoming prequel.

Harington also came to terms with his misgivings about his own performance on the show. “Looking back at the entirety of Thrones, there’ll be 70 percent of the scenes that I’ll just never be happy with…I’ve come to terms with that.”

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“You have these in-jokes, and these relationships that thrive for eight years,” continued Harington. “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.”

The full interview can also be found hereGame of Thrones’ final season kicks off on April 14 on HBO.

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