Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harington came home to his London flat last July after a night of partying and realized he lost the keys. No problem. He’d just climb into his first-floor window. Then he fell.
“Everyone always says you must have done it on set horse riding or running across glaciers or something cool,” sighs Harington about his shattered ankle. “I was an idiot. The ‘invincibility of youth’ and all that. I couldn’t even blame it on a film set. And I had avoided skiing for ages because I thought I’d break my ankle!”
Luckily the injury happened early enough in the year that with some reshuffling of the filming schedule, Harington was able to shoot his scenes without too much trouble. They did end up using a double for some of his scenes, which took some getting used to for Kit.
Yet watching somebody else play Jon Snow required a bit of patience. “I had ownership issues,” Harington says. “Even if it was just somebody walking I had a problem not going up to the guy and telling him how to do things differently. You don’t think you create a walk for a character, but you [do].”
Winter Is Coming: EW is doing a good job coming up with fresh angles for their daily Thrones coverage. On a related note, has any one had a chance to get the EW issue? If so, what did you think of the Thrones article?