'Game of Thrones' critics can go "f**k themselves," says Kit Harrington
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Don't like 'Game of Thrones'? Well, go f**k yourself! Not our words, but those from the mouth of King in the North and the true heir to the Iron Throne, Jon Snow.
Actor Kit Harrington, who portrays the grim Jon Snow on HBO's mega series, in a recent interview with Esquire claimed that he is very defiant about the show and that no matter what anyone else thinks about the current season he will always hold it in high regard.
He went on to say that even though his intention is not to be mean to any critics, "but whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their [negative] judgment on it, in my head they can go f**k themselves."
As someone who knows the amount of work that went into creating the new season, and how much the people who work on it care about the show, he is rightfully protective of the franchise and of those who worked on it.
"I know how much work was put into this. I know how much people cared about this. I know how much pressure people put on themselves and I know how many sleepless nights working or otherwise people had on this show. Because they cared about it so much. Because they cared about the characters. Because they cared about the story. Because they cared about not letting people down," he elaborated.
At the end of the day, everyone gave their best to the show, and at this point, if anyone feels let down by it, "I don't give a f**k," he said, adding, "In the end, no one’s bigger fans of the show than we are, and we’re kind of doing it for ourselves. That’s all we could do, really. And I was just happy we got to the end."
Looking back on his audition days, Harrington claims he had no idea what he read in the script and had to re-read it, and meeting with the same level of confusion he decided to give it a go because HBO was attached to it. He realizes that for viewers as well, this would be the initial reaction. He said, "But you watch it, you invest in it, and you go, 'Okay, I’ll buy into this world. Fine. I’m in.'"
That, of course, is the reasoning for most current fans of the show, most of whom were not even fans of the fantasy genre before 'GoT.'
The ongoing final season, however, has everyone on the edge of their seats, trying to figure out the answers to many intricate questions, including who is the real hero in 'Game of Thrones,' can the living defeat the dead and is Bran Westeros' variation of God?