Kit Harington Says There Are 'Definite Big Moments' in the Final Season of Game of Thrones
Kit Harington and his wife, former Game of Thrones costar Rose Leslie, also stepped out in N.Y.C. for a date night Monday after Harington's SNL hosting gig
Jon Snow does know something — but his lips are sealed. Mostly.
Ahead of Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season premiere, star Kit Harington stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday to dish a little bit on what fans can expect as the HBO fantasy-drama takes its final bow.
“There was a big temptation to skip ahead when they sent us those final [scripts],” Harington, 32, told the host, adding of himself and his castmates, “No one wants to know what happens more than we do!”
“But I didn’t. I stopped myself,” the actor vowed. “They came so late, they were like three days before the read-through because they didn’t want any leaks. And I stopped myself because I thought, ‘What’s better than hearing it’ — we had this big read-through — ‘hearing it with the rest of the cast, actually reading as their characters?’ ”
“So I became, like, a litmus test for the season,” he continued. “They put a camera on me to see my reactions as the events unfolded and David [Benihoff] and Dan [Weiss], all the producers, are looking at me and they got some pretty good reactions. I think they’ll be a documentary at some point.”
Harington told Seth Meyers that “of course” there were moments where the emotion in the air was palpable among the cast during the read-through, joking to the contrary, “It’s going to a terrible last season.”
“If I had just been deadpan, like, nothing happened,” he quipped. “I can say that there are definite big moments.”
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Harington was wearing the same all-black dapper ensemble from his Late Night appearance while Leslie, 32, was dressed in a plaid jacket, fitted black jeans and black buckled boots.
Addressing his now-infamous 2017 April Fools’ Day prank on his wife, Harington told Meyers this year was a bit less faux-gore-laden: “She has a favorite almond milk — she won’t drink any other almond milk — so I just wrote an article about how this company that makes her favorite almond milk was going under because of Brexit.”
But it “backfired” when Leslie bulk ordered the almond milk — on his credit card! “So I ended up spending 150 quid on almond milk,” he lamented.
Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.