'It wasn’t a good time in my life, had to resort to therapy': Kit Harington on Jon Snow’s death in Game of Thrones
Kit said while he had to feel grateful, he was actually incredibly concerned about whether he could even act.
After Emilia Clarke said she suffered two nearly fatal brain aneurysms during the filming of Game of Thrones, Kit Harington has revealed that he had to undergo therapy to deal with the death of his character in the television series. In a recent interview, Kit said the death of his character Jon Snow at the end of Season 5 put him into a very dark phase in his life till he was resurrected in the next season.
Kit said it wasn’t a very good time in his life because while he thought he had to feel like the most fortunate person in the world, he actually felt vulnerable. The Pompeii actor added that it was quite shaky like most people feel in their 20s too and that is when he started therapy. The 32-year-old actor said it was only after that that he started talking to people around him because he did not feel safe earlier and so he wasn’t talking to anybody. However, he explained that while he had to feel grateful, he was actually incredibly concerned about whether he could even act.
Interestingly, Kit said the chatter about the fate of his character was a lot and it was “f***ing terrifying” for him to even step out of his house. He also revealed that many people even shouted at him on the street asking him if he is dead and that made him quite neurotic. Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke playing Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are two of the most pivotal characters in the season finale of Game of Thrones, which is set to air on April 14.