What does Kit Harington think of the final season of Game of Thrones? Recently the HBO star spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the TV show’s eighth and final season.
Harington plays Jon Snow on the popular fantasy drama, which aired its series finale this past spring. The cast also includes Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Emilia Clarke.
In the interview, Harington revealed he was completely shocked by the ending of Game of Thrones:
I was completely surprised by it, even though you can kind of see the path through the season of how it was getting there — and even the previous couple of seasons before that, once you can look back. But it was still a big shock to me.”
And what about that final scene of the HBO series? Harington said:
I loved it. When I read it, that bit really made me cry. What really made me cry was on the paper: “End of Game of Thrones.” But as far as an ending for Jon Snow, this character that I loved for so many years and had grown so close to, and had meant so much to me … seeing him go beyond the Wall back to something true, something honest, something pure with these people he was always told he belongs with — the Free Folk — it felt to me like he was finally free.”
Harington also revealed he wasn’t too happy that Arya was the one to finally take down the Night King:
I was a bit pissed off, only because I wanted to kill the Night King! I think I felt like everyone else did, in that it had been set up for a long time, and then I didn’t get to do it. But I was so happy for Maisie and Arya. I was secretly like, “I wanted to do that!” Especially because I love fighting with Vlad, who also played the White Walker I fought at Hardhome. I’ve never seen a better swordsman. But it was a really great twist, and it tied up Maisie’s journey in a really beautiful way. Over the seasons, we’ve seen her build up these skills to become this hardened assassin, and she uses it all to kill our main antagonist.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? Did you like the final season?