King of the heels! Package Harington beloved taking part in Jon Snow on all eight seasons of Sport of Thrones, however he had one qualm with the character — the costume.
“[It] weighed 33 kilos and also you’d carry all of that in your shoulders all day. So, 33 kilos for 10 hours,” Harington mentioned within the Might 2019 difficulty of Esquire. “And then you definately’ve acquired the sword, and that weighs two kilograms, which is one other X variety of kilos.”
However the discomfort didn’t cease there! The British actor continued, “Plus, I used to be in f–king excessive heels as a result of I’m quick they usually want me to look taller than different individuals, so I’m carrying fifty kilos in excessive heels.”
Harington defined that sporting such a heavy outfit for lengthy durations of time would take a toll on his physique. “You’d have a few week or two the place [you] went into shock, going, ‘I can’t, I’m knackered,” he recalled. “However you simply sort of get into it and your muscle tissue construct up, and it was really fairly exercise day-after-day. You didn’t have to go to the health club.”
The eighth and ultimate season of the award-winning HBO collection premiered on Sunday, April 14. In January, the Gunpowder alum opened up concerning the bodily and emotional toll the final a number of episodes took on him and his costars.
“The final season of Thrones gave the impression to be designed to interrupt us,” he advised GQ Australia. “Everybody was damaged on the finish. I don’t know if we had been crying as a result of we had been unhappy it was ending or if we had been crying as a result of it was so f–king tiring. We had been sleep disadvantaged.”
He continued, “I keep in mind everybody strolling round in the direction of the tip going, ‘I’ve had sufficient now. I like this, it’s been one of the best factor in my life, I’ll miss it in the future — however I’m executed.’”
Whereas taking pictures GoT was tough, Harington has the present to thank for introducing him to actress Rose Leslie, who performed his love curiosity Ygritte. The pair fell in love on set, acquired engaged in September 2017 and tied the knot in June 2018.
Harington advised Vogue Italia in 2016 that his favourite reminiscence from the present was falling for Leslie, now 32, throughout season 2. “[I loved filming in Iceland] as a result of the nation is gorgeous, as a result of the Northern Lights are magical, and since it was there that I fell in love,” he gushed. “Should you’re already interested in somebody, after which they play your love curiosity within the present, it’s turns into very straightforward to fall in love.”
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