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Game of Thrones's Kit Harington Admits He Cried (Twice) Filming Final Season

Mental Floss logo Mental Floss 13/11/2018 Natalie Zamora

A still from Game of Thrones series. © PR Handout Brothers A still from Game of Thrones series.

If you thought it was emotional being a fan of Game of Thrones as the final season is upon us, imagine being one of the show's stars. Many of the cast members have been very vocal about how "bittersweet" the finale is, preparing us for the heartbreak that will be life without Game of Thrones. As for Kit Harington, he has even admitted that he cried while filming the final season—twice.

For Entertainment Weekly's recent cover story, not only did Harington grace the cover alongside Emilia Clarke, but he dished on the most emotional moments during filming for Season 8.

Harington revealed he had not read the scripts ahead of time, instead choosing to hear it all during the table reads. "I walked in saying, 'Don’t tell me, I don’t want to know,'" the 31-year-old actor told Entertainment Weekly. "What’s the point of reading it to myself in my own head when I can listen to people do it and find out with my friends?" And when he was finally surrounded by the cast and crew for the first table read, he "wept."

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Harington also cried at the end of the very last table read.

"The second time was the very end," he shared. "Every season, you read at the end of the last script ‘End of Season 1,' or ‘End of Season 2.' This read ‘End of Game of Thrones.'" The chills are real.

Although the final season is still being held tightly under wraps, the EW cover story did reveal a few details, namely a description of the opening moments of the first episode, which has "plenty of callbacks" to the pilot.

Time is ticking away until 2019, when the final Game of Thrones season is expected to premiere.

Gallery: Everything we know about the final season of 'Game of Thrones' (INSIDER)


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