The finish is close to for Game of Thrones and no one feels that as deeply as Jon Snow portrayer Kit Harington. Harington not too long ago defined that he believes Season eight of the groundbreakingly bold fantasy present was designed particularly to interrupt the actors — and who is aware of what it’ll do to followers. If the primary teaser for the season is any indication — the nightmarish vignette reveals the surviving Starks, Arya, Jon, and Sansa, discovering their very own statues down within the household crypt — it’ll freeze followers’ blood chilly.
But let’s deal with these statues for a second. Below Winterfell, they have been useful earlier within the present to symbolize the lengthy line of Starks within the north and permit the youngsters to be near their father after his fast disposal. Now they portend the doable, seemingly deaths of the youngsters within the upcoming battle towards the supernatural. But they don’t must be so scary. They might be enjoyable, proper? That’s what Harington thinks, a minimum of. In a dialog with Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2, Harington stated that not solely did he preserve his statue, he’s bought some fairly benign plans for it.
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At about 2:40, the actor solutions a query about saying his goodbyes to the present by specializing in one thing rather more symbolic: his personal stony loss of life masks.
“I kept that statue. You know, the one in the crypt? I kept it. They sent it to my house so I’ve got it in my shed. How sad is that?” Harington laughs. “I was the only one who kept their statue. That’s how narcissistic I am. I’m going to turn it into a water feature.” Whether the water runs down as tears from the eyes or by all of the stab wounds he suffered earlier than his resurrection, properly, that’ll seemingly rely upon the ending of the present and the destiny of Jon Snow.
Harington bought somewhat extra severe about ending the collection, explaining his bittersweet response. “It’s like when you finish a book, you’re not happy it’s over are you? You don’t finish a good book and go, ‘I’m happy I finished that,” Harington stated.
“But you have this grief that it’s over, and that’s exactly same with this nine years doing this show. No matter how it ended, or how it does end, you know there’s always going to be a bit of you that goes, ‘oh’, it’s got a loss around it.” While Harington has been coping with the present’s ending approach earlier than followers must, a minimum of he’ll have gotten maybe the world’s most unusual ornament out of the deal.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 14.