Jon Snow Knows What We Don’t!
Kit Harrington endeavors to let Game of Thrones lovers know that the excruciatingly long wait for the season 8 of the show is worth it.
The actor who plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones and his co-stars recently started filming the end of the Song of Ice and Fire saga which is a part of an extensive production schedule expected to go well into 2018.
Harrington has been instrumental in a lot of the most iconic moments of the series such as Hardhome, the Battle of the Bastards and the season 7 battle with the Night King. However, even he is in awe of the magnitude of the last few episodes.
“I’m actually down in York, I’m back in Belfast [where the show is filmed] some next week,” he told Time. “It’s a lot of — it’s just bigger than it’s ever been! It is sinking in; it’s just quite emotional.”
Accepting the fact that Game of Thrones is nearing its climax, he confessed: “I don’t know how I’m going to feel sometime next year when I’ve finished. It’s quite a sudden shift, I guess, but it feels like the right time.”
The sheer grandeur of the six episodes is the reason why HBO and producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss decided to delay the airing to 2019.
The cast of the show had received the eventual script, and actress Sophie Turner who plays Sansa Stark stated that she had an extremely emotional response upon finding out the plans of Benioff and Weiss.
“It was very, very bittersweet,” Turner told The Hollywood Reporter. “The first day of the actors coming in and that kind of production starting, the day where we had the final read through for the final script… it was really bittersweet. It was hard.
“At the end of the very last script, they read aloud, ‘End of Game of Thrones.’ As soon as they read that out, pretty much everyone burst into tears.”
“There was a standing ovation for [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss]. We were all clapping and cheering. It was amazing.”
The popular fantasy series Game of Thrones airs on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK