If you thought it was emotional being a fan of Game of Thrones as the final season is upon us, imagine being one of the show's stars. Many of the cast members have been very vocal on how "bittersweet" the finale is, preparing us for the heartbreak that will be life without GoT. As for Kit Harington, he's even recalled the two times he cried over it.
For Entertainment Weekly's recent cover story, not only did Harington grace the cover alongside Emilia Clarke as Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, but he dished on the most emotional moments during filming for Season 8.
The first official photo from #GameOfThrones’ final season is here! Get exclusive details on the most impossible finale in TV history in our report from the #GoT set: https://t.co/wjWGa4K2Yr pic.twitter.com/59aFZkCR0U— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) November 1, 2018
Harington revealed he had not read the scripts ahead of time, instead choosing to hear it all during the table reads. “I walked in saying, ‘Don’t tell me, I don’t want to know,’” the actor, 31, stated. “What’s the point of reading it to myself in my own head when I can listen to people do it and find out with my friends?” And when he was finally surrounded by the cast and crew for the first table read, he "wept."
And expectedly, Harington cried at the end of the very last table read. "The second time was the very end," he shared. "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.'" The chills are real.
Although the final season is still being held under tight wraps, the EW cover story did reveal a few details, namely a description of the opening moments of the first episode, which has "plenty of callbacks" to the pilot.
Time is ticking away until 2019 when the final Game of Thrones season is expected. Hopefully we will get an exact premiere date before the year ends!