GoT Star Says Removing Jon Snow Costume For The Last Time 'Felt Like Being Skinned'
Kit Harington has revealed that he became majorly emotional while filming his final scenes for 'Game of Thrones'.
Speaking in an interview with Esquire, Harington said he "sobbed" as they removed his costume for the last time.
"My final day of shooting, I felt fine … I felt fine … I felt fine … Then I went to do my last shots and started hyperventilating a bit. Then they called, 'Wrap!' And I just f**king broke down," the 32-year-old revealed.
"It was this onslaught of relief and grief about not being able to do this again. It wasn’t so much about Jon. It was about not being in this world, not getting to smell those smells, fight those fights, be with these people -- the whole package."
He added that as the costume department removed his Jon Snow costume for the last time, "it felt like being skinned."
"It felt like they were unceremoniously, for the last time, ripping off this character. I was still blubbering my tears. The costume girls were like, ‘F**king, come on, get it together.’ I’m being very actorly and crying. I remember going, ‘Wait, wait, wait!’ And they wouldn’t. They just ripped. [Pantomimes sleeves being taken off.] I was like, ‘I need to say goodbye.’ But it was too late. He was gone."
He continued, "There was something about the costume being taken off me that was like, ‘Oh, I don’t get to be him anymore.’ And I love him. I loved being him. I got a really good deal in this!"
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones kicked off on Monday.