Game of Thrones season 8: Kit Harington talks about how much work he put into the season


As you may expect, Game of Thrones season 8 will swing even more focus to Jon Snow. Here’s Kit Harington’s take on it all.

Not to be outdone by other outlets’ coverage of Game of Thrones‘ final season, Variety dropped a cover story with Kit Harington this morning. While there’s a lot of talk about Harington’s hair (which, that’s fair), the star did drop some details that are worthy of discussion.

In particular, Harington focused a lot on how he felt while in the later seasons of the show, opening up about his mental health and struggles with confidence. Props to him on that point. The more that stars talk about their issues, the less stigmatized it’ll become.

But in that context, he also discussed some of what it was like to film the final season of the show: “I was there the whole time this year. I felt a bit like people were coming in and out, and Jon Snow was just [expletive] there the whole time.”

This isn’t really that much of a surprise, but the question isn’t whether or not Jon will feature heavily in season 8. The question is: will the amount of time he takes up come at the cost of other characters’ arcs? Game of Thrones has shown in the past that it does have a knack for mostly balancing characters well. However, even with extended episodes, it seems wise not to discount Harington’s own words on the subject.

Is there, in fact, too much Jon Snow? Well, yes, actually. As he even notes himself in the interview, things have changed over time. Granted, there’s plenty of drama promised in season 8 for Jon anyway, what with that big parentage reveal on the way.

This isn’t to say that we’re concerned that Jon will be in every single scene of the final season. He literally can’t be, unless he zips back and forth to King’s Landing, beyond the Wall, and everywhere else that will probably show up in the final season. What does concern us is the possibility that Jon will crowd out someone like Cersei, Sansa, or even, dare we say it, Daenerys herself.

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Right now, all we can do is hope and wait for the show to finally premiere its last season on April 14.