This Is What Made Kit Harington Cry Last Week


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Game Of Thrones fans prepare to swoon, because Kit Harington has just revealed what made him 'weepy' last week: thinking about Game Of Thrones coming to an end.


Indeed, the Jon Snow actor feels so emotional about the show ending that at the read-through of the final episode, the man cried. Yes, CRIED.

'I cried at the end,' he told BBC's The One Show. 'It wasn't anything in particular that happened. You have to remember that eight years of it — I think no one really cares about it more than us...'

'It's been an institution longer than any other institution I've ever been in – school, drama school, anything,' he continued. 'You know, I get a bit weepy thinking about it.'

As do we, Kit, as do we.

He went on to tell a very amusing anecdote about famous people asking for GOT spoilers.

At the time when viewers had been led to believe that Jon Snow was dead, Kit and his brother were invited to the Royal Box at Wimbledon. There was a lunch beforehand, and the pair were seated at the Royal table, alongside Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Mr and Mrs Middleton.

'They sat down at the table,' Kit explained, 'and Camilla looked at me and said: "So are you dead?"

'I thought that was brilliant! I was like, her and Charles in bed watching Game of Thrones...'

The 30-year-old actor – whose real name is Christopher Catesby Harington – is set to appear tonight in the BBC One drama Gunpowder, based on the leader of the Gunpowder Plot.

No, not Guy Fawkes, Robert Catesby.

Catesby? Now where have we read that before? Why yes, in Kit's name. A coincidence? Nope! Kit is in fact related to Robert Catesby... distantly though, of course.

Why did he choose to play his ancestor? He told Newsbeat* *it was because 'I always knew the connection would be quite a good one to promote it with.'

'We did the research on how people were hung drawn and quartered,' he added. 'It was important for the story because right from the start we need to know why Robert Catesby embarks upon this very, very violent act.

'At the time, Catholics were being persecuted and there is nothing in this which is not historically accurate.

With that in mind, we look forward to watching it and maybe learning a thing or two... Yes, watching it at home, nice and cosy out of the cold, as after all, winter is coming. (Sorry...)

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