A reader recently went to see War Horse staring Kit Harington (aka Jon Snow) and has a report on his acting performance. In addition, she had a chance to speak with Kit after the show and was able to glean some interesting info from him regarding Game of Thrones. Take a look:
Just wanted to let you know, I was fortunate enough to see Kit Harrington in “War Horse” tonight; he was really wonderful, very expressive but understated where he needed to be. Just from what I saw, I think he can pull off Jon’s vulnerability, pride and bit of self-pity very well, without it becoming grating.
I also stuck around for an autograph after the show, and Kit could not have been nicer. We chatted for a little bit about Game of Thrones– he was really excited about the project, saying that when he found out about it, he knew he wanted to get the part. He even pulled out his copy of the book, with which he was nearly finished. Kit said he begins filming in twenty days, and that he didn’t know what they were going to do with direwolves, but he joked that he’s filling a very small acting niche of fighters with pets!
Winter Is Coming: Twenty days? That doesn’t sound right. The only reason I can think of for Harington having to get to Belfast that much earlier than the planned filming start date is maybe he needs to go through a long process of costuming and makeup and/or readings and rehearsals. Of course, it is also possible that it was just a miscommunication or misunderstanding. Very excited to learn that he is currently reading the books! Based on his earlier statement that he likes stories that are “quite dark” I expect he will enjoy them.