'The Last Watch' shows Kit Harington in tears after learning Jon Snow kills Daenerys in 'Game of Thrones' finale
Harington, who played Jon Snow in the HBO fantasy show that ended just last week cried at the first actor readings for the season when he learns how Daenerys Targaryen, his lover/queen was dying.
It was an emotional season finale for 'Game of Thrones' fans, but nearly not as emotional as it was for actor Kit Harington. Harington, who played Jon Snow in the HBO fantasy show that ended just last week cried at the first actor readings for the season when he learns how Daenerys Targaryen, his lover/queen was dying.
In a new documentary called the 'The Last Watch', which chronicles the behind-the-scenes of the last season, he is seen looking at Emila Clarke who plays Dany, teary-eyed and emotional, unable to say a word. He is seen gasping as Executive Producer Bryan Cogman describes the scene. Hands on his head, he just looks at the floor, just unable to comprehend the reality of it all. Clarke too isn't far behind on the emotional train. She looks at him knowingly as he tries to understand what is happening. By the end of the reading, both of them look red-eyed and super upset, trying to prepare themselves for the actual shoot.
If you remember, the scene was dubbed one of the saddest moments in the show's finale. After winning the battle at King's Landing, Dany waits for Jon at the Red Keep, hoping that they could live together happily ever after. With the Iron Throne finally within her reach, she is thrilled when Jon comes over and embraces her. In the most perfect moment, they lock lips - he's holding her; wait, she's caressing the side of his face - when suddenly, she realizes that she had been tricked. Jon stabs her fatally in the gut. She dies, with her eyes wide open and blood running down her mouth and her nose. Her dragon, just as upset as the fandom was about her death, picks her up in his claw and flies off.
Needless to say, fans were overcome by the emotion of the stars themselves and some even thought this table reading session was more heartwrenching than watching the actors play their roles in the finale.
The 'Last Watch' documentary is helmed by Jeanie Finlay ('Seahorse', 'Orion: The Man Who Would Be King').
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