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Kit Harington thinks Game of Thrones' final season was supposed to break the actors

By Elizabeth Rayne
Jon Snow

Jon Snow has been through way too many near-death experiences, getting murdered and reanimated, facing an ice zombie horde, and having a romp with a woman he doesn't know is his aunt. Who even knows what he’s going to get hit with in Season 8 — if it’s not someone else’s sword, of course.

Even after all that, Kit Harington believes the final season of Game of Thrones was “designed to break us,” as he recently told GQ in an interview.

When you’re filming a show with six epic episodes, each of which is supposed to be like its own feature-length movie, it’s understandable that everyone involved would end up about as alive as one of those ice zombies. You have to wonder whether living in that universe and actually trekking beyond the Wall or engaging in close combat with undead things that just won’t die is less exhausting.

“The last season of Thrones seemed to be designed to break us. Everyone was broken at the end…We were sleep deprived. It was like it was designed to make you think, ‘[I’m] sick of this. I remember everyone walking around towards the end going, ‘I’ve had enough now. I love this, it’s been the best thing in my life, I’ll miss it one day–but I’m done.’”

When the Night King himself reveals that a massive battle breaks out in the middle of the season, you know the blood that must have gone into that wasn’t all food coloring and corn syrup. It took 55 days of shooting and nobody knows how many sleepless nights just to get an hour of footage (please tell us some deleted scenes will be lurking on the Blu-ray), so you can’t really blame the actor for wanting to trash his sword.

This probably isn’t a good time to remind Harington that he himself admitted to ugly crying when he read the final script.

(via Flickering Myth)