Kit Harington Talks 'Game of Thrones' and Seeking Therapy in New Interview

“My darkest period was when the show seemed to become so much about Jon…”

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The final season of Game of Thrones is upon us in a bit over a month, and as such actor Kit Harington spoke in a recent interview about his time on the show as Jon Snow and how the character has affected him personally over the years.

In the visual above, Harington speaks about Westerosi politics and the strong female characters of the show. However, in an extended version of the interview on Variety, the actor gets candid about the anxiety he’s experienced playing The King in the North, especially following the cliffhanger that is the final episode of season 5.

“My darkest period was when the show seemed to become so much about Jon, when he died and came back,” Harington said. “I really didn’t like the focus of the whole show coming onto Jon — even though it was invalidating my problem about being the weak link because things were about Jon.” He continues, “I felt I had to feel that I was the most fortunate person in the world, when actually, I felt very vulnerable. I had a shaky time in my life around there — like I think a lot of people do in their 20s.”

This led the actor to seek professional help.

“That was a time when I started therapy, and started talking to people,” he said. “I had felt very unsafe, and I wasn’t talking to anyone. I had to feel very grateful for what I have, but I felt incredibly concerned about whether I could even f—ing act.”

Check out the video above, and watch Game of Thrones season 8 when it premieres April 14.

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