Kit Harrington has arguably been Game of Thrones' biggest and most recognisable star since the popular series debuted in 2011 — but in an interview with Variety, 'Jon Snow' has revealed he's endured an at-times difficult relationship with the show, and his character.
"Looking back at the entirety of Thrones, there'll be 70% of the scenes I'll just never be happy with. I've come to terms with that," he said.
Brilliantly intense i/v with Kit Harrington — not sure even now we appreciate how much of his life he's had to pour into #GameofThrones— Josh Hollis (@joshhollis) March 19, 2019
Also he looks 🔥 — keep repping it for the short kings Kit.
(oh and I need to know where that coat is from please)https://t.co/7hDvlVN8s3
Moreover, he found reading reviews of the show so trying he simply stopped during season three — allegations his character was "boring" were particularly difficult.
"My memory is always ‘the boring Jon Snow'. That got to me after a while, because I was like, ‘I love him. He's mine and I love playing him.' Some of those words that were said about it stuck in my craw about him being less entertaining, less showy," Harrington recalled.
However, as GoT's final season — its eighth — nears, the man behind Jon Snow seems to be increasingly relaxed, and confident, about his portrayal of the character.
Even President Obama couldn't find out if Jon Snow was really dead on #GameOfThrones. HBO's Richard Plepler told him: "Mr. President, even your security clearance isn’t high enough to give you the answer to that" https://t.co/UMjsvrCeFC pic.twitter.com/etJiLqriEd— Variety (@Variety) March 19, 2019
"I now look back and I go, well, I was a f**king integral part of that whole thing. Jon was, and I am, and I'm proud of it. It took me a long time to not think, I'm the worst thing in this….I know who this is now, and I'm at peace with who this is. I just got a feeling it's the most satisfied I will be with my work as Jon Snow," he concluded.