'Game of Thrones': Kit Harington sought therapy after Jon Snow's death

Carla Harmon
March 21, 2019

For him, therapy was the answer for his struggle with the intense spotlight.

In a new interview with Variety, Kit Harington is getting very real and very raw about closing out "Game of Thrones". This caused him to reflect on where he was in his life, and he said he felt "very vulnerable" and her started therapy around that time. I had a shaky time in my life around there - like I think a lot of people do in their 20s.

"My darkest period was when the show seemed to become so much about Jon, when he died and came back", Harington told the publication.

Kit Harington started therapy in his 20s during 'a shaky time' in his life
Ian Gavan GETTY IMAGESKit Harington started therapy in his 20s during 'a shaky time' in his life

The actor continued, "When you become the cliffhanger of a TV show, and a TV show probably at the height of its power, the focus on you is fucking terrifying".

Jon Snow may know nothing, but Kit Harington knows that there is no shame in seeking help during an emotionally tumultuous time, and that mental health is a vital facet of overall well-being! "That was a time when I started therapy, and started talking to people", he said. "I just felt that certain political figures tried to emulate Joffrey, and things went a little bit wrong".

HBO has hidden six secret thrones in different locations across the globe ahead of the premiere of Game of Thrones' final season. Then the focus shifted, and as Jon's arc gained more weight, Harington got more and more of the spotlight.


It stands as one of the most anticipated seasons of television in history with everyone wondering who will wind up on the Iron Throne when the series concludes. When he wrapped up filming, Harington said he felt like a part of his identity was lost. "This is it. And the 'more" that you can find is actually in the work rather than the enjoyment surrounding it'.

A picture of most of the Game of Thrones cast gathered at a Spanish football club has been shared online.

Harington opened up to Variety, explaining that the transition wasn't easy.


I'll believe it when I see it, which happily won't be too long from now. From the first season, the series has set itself apart, and has continue to drop the jaws of fans as the seasons went on, and this final run is sure to continue that trend as well as escalate it.

He added that the finale and his last day of shooting carried a lot of emotional weight for him.


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