We can tell you what Kit Harington smells like: Tobacco, with a spicy blend of cardamom, ginger, cedarwood, and citrus spice accord. That’s because he’s the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s fragrance, The One for Men. And Harington can tell you what Jon Snow, his beloved character on Game of Thrones smells like—but no, he won’t share anything else about his character’s fate before the show comes to an end. He will, however, tell us about his failed attempt as a perfumer and fragrance philosophy, though, so read on.
What have you learned about fragrance and grooming from working with Dolce & Gabbana? I’ve certainly gotten a better sense of style from doing it. That’s one of the great things about a campaign like this—if it’s a brand you like, it encourages you to try dressing in ways you might haven’t before. But my grooming regime is as simple as I can make it.
What is that? One thing I might have been forced to do in these campaigns is take a bit better care of myself. (laughs)
Does that mean washing your face and putting on moisturizer? Yeah, face wash is something I didn’t discover until now.
What do you like about The One? Where I live, it’s all wood paneled, wood beams—it’s an old house. My favorite thing about the scent is it has a wooden, masculine feel to it, but sophisticated, and it’s how I imagine I would like to come across.
What are your favorite scents? Wood fires. I like the smell of an old car, when you get a vintage car, that old musky petrol type of smell. The English countryside has a smell unlike anywhere else, a kind of slightly damp, fresh smell and that’s kind of me. Tobacco which I love, because I used to be a smoker and now I’m not. The smell of cigarettes I just love.
Do certain scents remind you of your childhood? Yeah mum’s roses. Now I’m lucky enough that I’ve got a rose garden as well and it’s one of the things I love. I remember one of my earliest memories to do with perfumes was trying to make my mum a perfume out of her roses. While she was away I picked all her roses and crushed them up with some water, and I look back now and I remember her face and I was thinking ‘why doesn’t she look as pleased as she should be?’ I destroyed her rose bush.
Did she wear it? I think she pretended. She was a good mum and she probably cursed me behind my back.
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For months Kit Harington has been keeping a secret that everybody wants to know. It’s been an exhausting balancing act, like treading water with a smile on your face.
Of course he isn’t going to tell you how Game of Thrones ends, whether Jon Snow lives or dies, who ends up on the Iron Throne, or even if his beloved direwolf Ghost survives till the end. Nevertheless it hangs in the air every time he talks about ending the biggest television show of all time.
Now, with only three episodes remaining, he is starting to look forward to the freedom that will come with it all being over.
“I’m just going to be really relieved when everyone’s seen it,” he tells me on the phone from New York, where he is currently living while his wife (and former Game of Thrones co-star) Rose Leslie films drama The Good Fight. “It’s going to feel like closure and I think that’s going to be incredibly satisfying, if a bit sad.”
For Harington the series has been a bittersweet experience. The show gave him unimaginable success as a young actor, introduced him to the love of his life and surrounded him with a group of co-stars who we have watched grow into a close (if somewhat murderous) family. But then it also resulted in a poor spell of mental health where he questioned whether he could really act and felt any semblance of privacy was being wrestled from him.
The obsessive coverage was at its most intense after he died in the finale of season five and for months was dogged with questions about whether he’d return. But even this period proved bittersweet, as it lead to his proudest scene: “When Jon is asked what was beyond death and he says ‘Nothing, there was nothing at all’” he says. “It’s rare to have had someone die and come back, and I think that was the most profound moment for Jon.”
Of course, his proudest moment might still be to come. But he’s too acrobatic at spoiler-dodging to even hint there’s a big scene for his character on the horizon.
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Kit Harrington attends the Game of Thrones Season Finale Premiere at the Waterfront Hall on April 12, 2019 in Belfast. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos.
Kit Harington attended the ‘Game Of Thrones’ Press Conference at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on April 04, 2019 in New York City. Almost 100 HQ photos have been added to the gallery. Please, credit this site if you take the pics.
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Kit Harington attends ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Premiere on April 03, 2019 in New York City. You can go to the gallery to take a look to almost 400 HQ photos.
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The list of “Game Of Thrones” talk show appearances continues to grow. Per a new set of listings, two cast members from the show will visit “Live With Kelly & Ryan.”
Kit Harington will appear on the April 9 edition of the daytime talk show. The episode will also feature a chat with Maria Menounos and a performance by Melissa Etheridge.
Gwendoline Christie will then appear on the April 12 “Live” broadcast. Kate Hudson is also set for that day’s broadcast.
By the time their episodes air, both will have already made other talk show appearances in support of the new “GoT” season. Harington appeared on a recent edition of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” while Christie is set for the April 3 “Good Morning America.” [Source]
Kit Harington, Elle Fanning and Khalid each have major projects coming in April. To support their projects, the three entertainers will appear on the April 4 edition of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Billed as the episode’s lead guest, Harington will support the April 14 “Game Of Thrones” season premiere. The “Fallon” visit additionally precedes his April 6 “Saturday Night Live” hosting stint.
The first thing you notice about Kit Harington is the hair. Or, these days, the relative absence of it. On “Game of Thrones,” the show that brought him global fame as good-hearted action hero Jon Snow, Harington’s locks furl out behind him like a military banner, providing glamorous evidence of Snow’s lack of vanity. (He’s too consumed by duty, after all, to get a haircut.) They’re the most compelling curls on the small screen since “Felicity” — which makes it all the more surprising that Harington’s now sporting short, slicked-back hair.
It’s in service of his first gig since “Thrones” wrapped shooting, as thwarted screenwriter Austin in Sam Shepard’s American theater standard “True West,” which played London’s West End from Dec. 4 to Feb. 23. But to Harington, the cut is less professional obligation than opportunity to begin the process of leaving behind Jon Snow. “For any other job I’ve had up until now, there’s a contractual element over me that I have to return to ‘Thrones’ with a similar look,” he says over lunch in his home in London before an evening performance. “I can’t tell you the amount of conversations I’ve had with agents about whether my hair’s going to grow back in time.”
It was a style, and an identity, that could feel at times constricting. Shooting what quickly came to be the biggest show in the world throughout his 20s left him at the precipice of 30 (he’s 32 now) wondering what was left to accomplish. “A huge part of my 20s are me with that look,” he says. “My wedding pictures [with former co-star and now-wife Rose Leslie] are me with that look. For a long time toward the end of ‘Thrones,’ I felt like I wanted to be a new person but I was stuck in this shape.” On the last day of shooting, Harington says, “I took off the costume, and it felt like my skin was being peeled away. I was very emotional. It felt like someone was shedding me of something.”
“Thrones” is the most Emmy-winning prime-time series and HBO’s most watched show ever, one whose international broadcasts have made Jon Snow an icon of rectitude the world over. And it’s made Harington — whose on-screen relationship with Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen was last season’s surprise twist — into among the most speculated-about stars on Earth, as fans wait for the show’s April 14 return to see if Jon will die (again), claim the crown, or something in between.
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In Variety‘s March 19 cover story, Kit Harington opens up about the final season of “Game of Thrones” and growing into adulthood as part of the biggest show on television. In a conversation in London in December, Harington opened up about the similarities between the series’ politics and our own.
“I think it’s always been about two things for me,” says Harington. “About dysfunctional families — or families in general, always where the best drama is — and the everlasting idea that people who seek power are very often the last people who should have it. Unfortunately, we’re leaving ‘Thrones’ with a Joffrey as the President of the United States of America.” (Joffrey, the mad boy-king who is killed in the fourth season, has drawn frequent comparisons to Donald Trump.)
“I’m deeply sad of the state of the world as ‘Thrones’ ends. Because if it was prophetic, you’d hope that people would have watched ‘Thrones’ and tried to avoid some of the situations these characters find themselves in, and I feel like we are living in a more ‘Thrones’-like world.”
Harington also addressed the degree to which “Thrones” could be controversial, raising questions over time about, for instance, its depiction of female characters and the gauntlet of violence and assault certain of them were put through.
“I think it’s an amazing fantasy, because it deals with incredibly difficult and varied, very human characters. It has incredibly complex female and male characters in it. It was controversial, very controversial at times, but it asks questions of its audience and it asks questions of its viewership,” he says. “And so in that way it did what dramas should do, and it raised the idea of what fantasy could be. That could seem less important than other things, but it’s always been sneered upon, the fantasy genre, as being less important. But I think it’s an amazing genre and a genre with endless scope.” That scope includes, perhaps, a depiction of leadership with endless real-world resonances. [Source]
Shadow and Light
In the decade since Kit Harington was cast as Jon Snow in HBO’s Game of Thrones, he’s had to do almost everything. Everything, that is, except smile.
“I have played possibly the unfunniest character ever to have graced television,” he says.
So it’s fitting that as he says it, sitting in his London home, he’s laughing. He’s happy because he’s mid-run in a Sam Shepard play, True West, where he gets to wear his hair short and shave off that beard. He’s happy because his wife of nearly a year now, Rose Leslie, is upstairs rehearsing for her role in CBS All Access’s The Good Fight.
And he’s happy because the whole world is about to see the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. It debuts April 14, and he can’t wait.
“I think it will be strong,” he says over a cup of tea, wearing a flat cap and jeans. “But you don’t want to mess it up on the very last outing.”
Harington is realistic about possible reactions. “I haven’t watched a single series that has a following like Thrones does where everyone is satisfied with the ending,” he says. “I don’t think that it’ll be any different with this. I think it will divide opinion.”
He’s read all the scripts, of course, making him one of the hundred or so people in the world who know exactly what will happen. He hasn’t told anyone — “not even Rose,” whom he met on the series (she played Ygritte, with whom his character had a brief, ill-fated fling).
“It’s not because I don’t trust people; it’s because they don’t want to know. I wouldn’t want to spoil it for them. There’s a part of me, in my head, that thinks they might have completely changed the ending anyway. Maybe they’ll put in something that we never saw. I don’t know. So we’ll see, but no, I haven’t told anyone.”
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