GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8 FINALE EPISODE SPOILER WARNING
Kit Harington’s last ever scene as iconic character Jon Snow was always going to be emotional.
But fans couldn’t have predicted just how much it would affect the 32-year-old British actor, who has shown his extremely soft side in a new documentary.
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, available to stream on Foxtel, is a two-hour long feature documenting the making of the final season, made by filmmaker Jeanie Finlay.
And there is one particularly tear-jerking moment after Harington filmed his last ever scene on the HBO series on the King’s Landing set in Northern Ireland, where he broke down in tears as he gave a speech to the cast and crew.
“I feel like my heart is breaking,” Harington said. “I love this show more than, I think, anything.
Kit Harington struggled to hold it together after his last scene.Source:Foxtel
If this doesn’t make you cry, not sure what will.Source:Foxtel
“It has never been a job for me. It’s been my life and this will always be the greatest thing I’ll ever do.
“You are my family. I love you’s.”
His heartfelt speech triggered an emotional reaction among those on set, with a group of extras crying as they watched on.
But the waterworks didn’t stop there. It appears Harington is a bit of an emotional dude, with the star shedding tears during the first script read for season 8, where he realises his character kills Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke.
Clarke, 32, had already read the script, but Harington decided to read it for the first time at the cast reading.
He was clearly cut up about the plot twist.
The moment you realise you’re going to be killing your lover.Source:Foxtel
Yah. It happens.Source:Foxtel
The documentary, which followed the GoT cast and crew for a year as they filmed across Northern Ireland and Croatia, showed the tremendous effort that went into shooting the final season, particularly the Battle of Winterfell sequence in episode three, which was filmed over 11 weeks of night shoots.
It introduced viewers to people working behind the scenes, from the costume department, to the hair and makeup team, special effects workers and those working the coffee machine.
They even had an entire team dedicated to snow, and a “minder” for Dany’s luscious blonde wig.
We also see some pretty epic behind the scenes shots, including the moment where Arya Stark stabs the Night King and eradicates the White Walkers.
Now that’s a green screen.Source:Foxtel
We don’t wish to relive this.Source:Foxtel
What dragons look like without makeup.Source:Foxtel
They’re actually friends in real life.Source:Foxtel