Kit Harington admits to "bursting into tears" after filming his final Game of Thrones scene. The massively popular show premiered on HBO back in 2011, but the filming started well before then, in 2009, which means that the cast and crew had been working with each other for nearly a decade when they finished. That's a long time for anything, and Game of Thrones isn't just a normal show for a lot of people, so it's going to be sad a day when Season 8 ends.
In a new interview, Kit Harington was asked what it was like when they yelled cut for the last time. Harington simply says, "I burst into tears..." Other members of the cast have had similar experiences, but it seems that, for the most part, they are happy that the show is finally over. Emilia Clarke admits that the ending for her Daenerys Targaryen character "f*cked her up." Harrington had this to say about the show ending.
"It's a weird thing, I'm not sad about it ending. I feel very joyous about it ending and having completed it. It doesn't make it any less emotional."
In a separate interview, Kit Harington revealed that he cried during another point in the creation of Game of Thrones Season 8. The actor says that he got choked up during the two-day table read, but he would not reveal why because it would involve spoiling the upcoming storyline. Harington said that he did not read the script ahead of time so that he could share the feeling with his fellow cast members. He explains.
"I walked in saying, Don't tell me, I don't want to know. 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?"
Kit Harington went on to talk about what it was like filming his final Game of Thrones scene. He says, "Every season, you read at the end of the last script End of Season 1, or End of Season 2," which is normal for any actor working on a TV series. Harington continued by saying, "This read End of Game of Thrones. And you realize, OK, it's really happening." The feeling is more than likely the same feeling that fans will get when they start watching the final episodes of Season 8.
After months of waiting, HBO finally announced that Game of Thrones Season 8 will premiere in April 2019, which is a lot better than the original rumors stating that it was going to premiere in late May or June. Season 8 will consist of 6 episodes, which will all be over an hour long. Thankfully, the wait is nearly over and there's still time to go back and start from the beginning to be fully prepared. You can watch the entire interview with Kit Harington below, thanks to the BBC Breakfast YouTube channel.