The only people allowed to make Kit Harington cry are his wife Rose Leslie and Leslie Jones, but some unlucky fan got the better of his emotions now that his watch on “Game of Thrones” has ended.
Speaking on “The Graham Norton Show” Friday ahead of the season 8 premiere of “Game of Thrones” Sunday, Harington explained how he’s been preparing for life after the show.
He said quite frequently he’s approached on the street and asked if he’s Jon Snow. And while he’s a little annoyed to be referred to as his character and not by his real name by fans, he had a cool response prepared for the next time someone asked.
“I had really, really waited to say, ‘Not anymore.’ Like in a really stoic and cool way,” Harington explained. “What really happened was I left set and I was very emotional, and this poor girl came up to me at the airport and went, Are you Jon Snow? And I go, Not anymore (sobbing). She backed off pretty quick.”
So if you happen to be the fan who made Jon Snow cry, don’t take it too personally. He was going through an emotional time. Just ask Leslie Jones.
The final season of “Game of Thrones” returns Sunday on HBO.