“I gave him a glass of wine and he told me everything!”
When Jon Snow was ‘killed off’ on Game of Thrones, it wasn’t just the audience who were kept in the dark about the death of the fan-favourite character.
Emilia Clarke revealed to Digital Spy that she was utterly fooled by Kit Harington’s deception – and she had to slip him some booze to get him talking…
“I read the script and called Kit immediately,” the Mother of Dragons revealed. “He was like, ‘It’s real. It’s happening.’ And I was totally heartbroken.
“Then I went out to supper with Kit in January, and we had finished filming in December – but I said to him, ‘What did they get you as the wrap gift?’
“They are really good at wrap gifts on the show and Kit’s been in it forever, so obviously it’s going to be a really good one – but he just said to me, ‘Oh, no… They didn’t get me anything…’
“I went, ‘What now? They didn’t get you a wrap gift?’ And then I gave him a glass of wine and he told me everything!”
Source: Digital Spy
Synopsis: The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded.
In this new interview for The Sunday Times Magazine Kit talks about fame, sexism towards men and his cousin Laurent, who also appears with Kit in a new photoshoot session by Matt Holyoak. You can check those pictures in our gallery and also read the full interview.
We are meeting for an interview not to promote a blockbuster, but because he wants to talk about his cousin and friend Laurent, who has severe learning disabilities, lives in special housing and is assisted by the charity Mencap.
On screen, Harington almost always plays romantic warriors. The key to his appeal is that he plays these action roles with a bit of soul. His doleful brown eyes and husky delivery suggest a hero with a hinterland, a swordsman with a sensitive side. This is true off screen as well. He has a calm, measured aura that puts those around him at ease, not least Laurent, whose severe double diagnosis of autism and Down’s syndrome can make life difficult for his family.
Born two years apart, he and Laurent grew up together, part of a crew of five male cousins that included Harington’s brother Jack. But Laurent was always a bit different. “I can’t really pinpoint when I became aware that Laurent had Down’s syndrome,” says Harington. “But when I was young it was a matter of pride: my cousin has Down’s syndrome.”
He still feels that pride today. Because of Laurent, Harington has become an ambassador for Mencap, and shares the charity’s concerns over the effects that benefits cuts are having on people such as his cousin, whose social life is built around funded activities and clubs.
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Kit was a guest at BBC Radio 1 Breakfast with Nick Grimshaw today. Even with a hoarseness, he talked about Doctor Faustus, Jon Snow lies, Obama love for Game Of Thrones and he also gets a surprise phone call from Maisie Williams!. You can watch videos from the interview bellow and gallery was also updated with pictures from the radio appearance and a new session, enjoy!
Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan, who have won the Grand prix at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest feature film It’s Only The End of the World – considered the second-highest honour of the festival – talks about his next project The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.
The director presented the film in Cannes a few days ago, you can find more info about it here
translation help please! and watch a short video of the presentation here. Our gallery was also updated with posters and pictures from that event. Filming begins this summer.
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan reportedly tells the story of American movie star, who begins a correspondence with an 11-year-old English actor that becomes public and begins to destroy his career and life due to the assumptions and insinuations of the Hollywood press. The film reportedly explores the hardships of fame and hurdles of the movie business through the lives of both actors and reflects on the issue of identity and diversity in Hollywood over the past decade.
You’re next film, The Death and Life of John F Donovan, will be both your first English-language film and the first shot in the U.S.. How is it coming along and what has the experience been like so far?
It’s all very exciting. We are in prep and start shooting in Montreal on July 9th for 40 days. Then, Prague and London in September and October, and New York for a split-second before Thanksgiving. So it’s mostly shot outside of the US. But it’s an American story, to be precise. So far, it’s been great, but we have a huge cast, not only in terms of notoriety, but in terms of the number of actors flying in and out of our set. It’s just very challenging to orchestrate all this, and still not make accommodating choices that compromise the film artistically or narratively speaking. But we’re doing good, I think. It’s been great with all the cast, and I’m excited about working with each of them.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Synopsis: An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly meets Sam’s family. Arya faces a difficult choice. Jaime faces off against the High Sparrow.
Also, watch Inside the Episode 6×05 ‘The Door’ here!
Kit Harington hasn’t been approached about a spin-off of the HBO hit
As much as we’d love for the latest Game of Thrones rumor to be true, Kit Harington has not been approached about starring in a spin-off of the HBO hit, sources say.
Various UK outlets claimed Sunday that the Jon Snow actor has entered preliminary talks about participating in a as-yet-unannounced Thrones sequel series.
But reps for the show and actor say there is zero truth to this.
HBO been pretty adamant that there’s no current Thrones spin-off or prequel plan. But that could eventually change with the just-announced departure of top programming executive Michael Lombardo, who told EW a firm “no” when asked about a spin-off last month. “If that were to happen it would have to come from [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] really feeling something, or [author George R.R. Martin] really feeling that it was the right thing to do,” he said. “Not knowing how this particular story ends, I don’t know. There are plenty of characters, secondary characters, [who] you could build a world around. We’re always going to be drawn to a strong creative vision. But we are not going to do that unless we feel their passion.”
Thrones showrunners recently agreed with HBO. “No, we don’t talk about that stuff,” Dan Weiss said. “The job at hand is too enormous and challenging to be further diffusing ourselves by thinking about spin-offs, and theme park rides, and ice ballets … but if anybody has a good pitch for a good Game of Thrones ice ballet, let us know.”
On the heels of that, Martin told EW he was open to the right spin-off idea. “There is certainly no lack of material,” Martin said. “Every episode of The Naked City – one of the television shows I watched as a kid – ended with a voice-over: ‘There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.’ There are eight million stories in Westeros as well … and even more in Essos and the lands beyond. A whole world full of stories, waiting to be told… if indeed HBO is interested.”
HBO actually has a decades-long track record of declining to order spin-offs. Legacy hits The Sopranos, Sex and the City, True Blood, Six Feed Under, and Entourage all concluded without birthing another show (occasionally a movie, but not a series). Thrones, however, is arguably a very different case. As Martin points out, the sprawling mythology of Westeros, combined with having an unusually large number of characters, makes the show ripe with possibilities. Plus Thrones is HBO’s biggest hit of all time – ratings have climbed each year, which is highly unusual – and the drama racked up a record number of Emmys last year. Plus, while spin-offs used to have an unseemly and opportunistic taint to them during the CSI era, today’s media and fandom see creative expansion in more favorable terms – Netflix has Marvel heroes, ABC has Shondaland dramas (with shows that are connected by a certain storytelling style, if not the same characters), Disney has Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and NBC has its Chicago procedurals.
In any case, the clock is beginning to tick if HBO wants to keep new Westeros tales on the air each year. Thrones producers have proposed wrapping the current series at 73 hours, with a final 13 episodes split between seasons 7 and 8 (the UK stories also claimed the series would wrap with season 7, which is not true either). It’s not yet clear if HBO will agree to the end-date plan.
Source: Entertainment Weekly by James Hibbard
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Game of Thrones has transformed from a cult TV show into the most successful television series ever.
Some of that runaway global success is down to Kit Harington.
His smouldering turn as Jon Snow in the series has made him one of our brightest stars.
The character’s death and resurrection earlier this year made headline news around the world.
Andrew Marr caught up with Kit on stage in London where he is currently playing Doctor Faustus in a controversial version of Marlowe’s classic play
GAME of Thrones action hero Kit Harington could star in his own spin-off series once the hit show comes to an end.
The English actor’s character – swashbuckling Night’s Watch swordsman Jon Snow – has only just been brought back to life on screen by the magic spell of a sorceress.
But studio bosses in America are already planning to build a series around him after what is set to be the show’s final season next year.
The new show could turn 29-year-old Kit into one of the highest-paid stars in television history with a salary in excess of a million dollars – approximately £684,000 – per episode.
That figure could almost double if his agents succeed in negotiating a bonus deal based on massive worldwide syndication expected to match that of Thrones, which is viewed in 170 countries.
A senior executive at HBO confirmed that “exploratory talks” with Kit opened after he was sworn to secrecy about his character’s dramatic resurrection prior to the launch of Thrones’ current sixth season, adding: “Any spin-off built around Jon Snow, who is hugely popular with fans, would also undoubtedly involve other characters from the cast.
“When the final season wraps next year, it’s going to be a case of figuring out who we want to join us for a new series and which of those cast members actually want to jump on board.”
Several of those key stars – including Emilia Clarke, 29, who plays ‘Dragon Queen’ Daenerys Targaryen and Gwendoline Christie, 37, who plays fearsome female knight Brienne of Tarth – have begun to build major movie careers in Hollywood.
Our source said: “One of the hardest things in showbiz is trying to keep an ensemble cast together and there’s no doubt that, when Thrones finally comes to a close, most members will head off to pursue fresh projects.”
Author George R.R. Martin, on whose A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels Thrones is based, will remain as a consultant on HBO for the spin-off series.
Source: Sunday Express