Winter has come and gone but there are so many things to look forward to, even for Kit Harington, whose star role in 'Game of Thrones' will come to an end on Sunday, May 19. After defeating the White Walkers in the magnificent third episode, fans await the fate of Jon Snow. While that remains uncertain, Harington knows where he is going next or where he certainly isn't.
"I’m just going to be really relieved when everyone’s seen it," he tells Esquire. "It’s going to feel like closure and I think that’s going to be incredibly satisfying, if a bit sad," he adds.
'Game of Thrones', which is the biggest TV phenomenon, gave Harington a massive success as a young actor, and he even married his co-star and onscreen lover, Rose Leslie. However, with so much fame and extensive obsession with the show, Harington lost all his privacy. Now, the 32-year-old actor is excited for his new found freedom, he tells the publication, adding that the conclusion of 'Game of Thrones,' will be "bittersweet."
After the show comes to an end eight years later, he believes that since he's been a "part of a really successful drama." he does not want to "achieve that now.”
"It gives me the freedom to take more risks and take work that may not go anywhere.”
After Ben Affleck officially gave up his role as the Batman, Harington has been linked to 2021 film 'The Batman.' When Esquire asked him about it, he added; "I’d love to play Batman.” Ensuring that it is a different type of challenge now, he states that he wants to move on from some of the sombreness of Jon Snow.
"I’m often seen on Thrones as a very serious guy," he tells the publication explaining how as a result, photoshoots have often been brooding and dark. “It was becoming a bit too much of a thing that I did." But his campaign for Dolce & Gabbana 'The One,' has definitely changed his course.
Unlike his co-stars who have embraced social media, Harington remains absent from Instagram and he has no immediate plans of joining the networking platform. "But using it as a way of showing how many people like you is just intrinsically cynical to me. I give enough of myself away that if I did it on my own time it would drive me mad."
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