Kit Harrington 'blubbed his eyes out' over the ending of Game of Thrones 1 year ago

Kit Harrington 'blubbed his eyes out' over the ending of Game of Thrones

Kit Harington said he "blubbed his eyes out" over the ending to Game of Thrones. 

The 32-year-old has played Jon Snow on the HBO epic for a decade, and admitted he had a bit of trouble with his emotions when it came time for the series to end.

Appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this week, he explained:

“I had my theories [on how it ends]. I had theories all along, and all of them were wrong. I'm quite glad I never told anyone my theories as they were all wrong.

"I was very shocked and surprised at certain events unfolding. And then I blubbed my eyes out. I cried. I cried, yeah.”

The actor said that he was the last one among the cast members to learn just how the series ends - as "laziness" kept him from reading the scripts.

He continued:


“We had a table read and I was the one person who hadn’t read the episodes.

"Everyone else had them like, three days before and read them and I just … I think I told everyone it was because I didn’t want to know what happened but I think it was just laziness that I didn’t read them.

“Anyway, I got to the table and they used me as a litmus test. [Creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss] were looking at me to see how the events unfolded, and they got some pretty good reactions.

"It was all filmed."

He added that his wife (and former co-star) Rose Leslie still doesn't know how the series ends, after she didn't talk to him "for two days"  when he told her the end of season 7 after she asked.

“She’s guessed, she has guessed every single possible outcome bar the one that happens,” he joked.

  • Game of Thrones' eighth (and final) season will begin on April 14.