Kit Harington talks Game of Thrones at Pompeii press junket
By Lightbringer on in Interview.

Kit Harington recently sat down with the press to talk about his upcoming film ‘Pompeii’ in which he plays fierce gladiator Milo, but he couldn’t escape Jon Snow! In this compilation of videos Kit fields a number of Game of Thrones questions including a tight-lipped tease on Season 4, the physical demands and scales of Thrones, and on a lighter note- how Jon would fare in the gladiator arena.


Kit teases what’s to come in Season 4, calling it his favorite and Jon Snow’s biggest season yet with On The Red Carpet:

Kit talks to HitFix about the grand scale of the Game of Thrones studio and that he’s more likely to see his costars around Belfast:

Kit compares the physical demands of working on Game of Thrones to working on Pompeii with Entertainment Tonight at the 2:39 mark:

Kit jokes with Access Hollywood about finally winning the battle of the fittest with Alfie and Richard by becoming a gladiator at the 1:15 mark, and at the 4:46 mark answers the ultimate question – what would happen if Jon Snow met Milo in the gladiator arena?


32 Comments

  1. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    New post, new Hodor.

  2. Morna the Witch
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I’ve read a couple of his interviews now that have come out recently. He also believes the physical training in Pompeii made him a better swordsman for Thrones. Can’t wait to see him :)

  3. zod
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Whoever you are, Lightbringer, you’re a great addition to the site. ;)

  4. King DBC
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 1:29 pm | Permalink
  5. Delta1212
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    King DBC,

    I like the Transporter movies, but I think I can pass on the Fabio version.

  6. Eljuma
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    “We searched everywhere to find a fresh face who had the potential to become an action movie star and we’ve found the right match with Ed Skrein, who’s not only a great actor but also has enough charisma and physical stamina to play Frank Martin with brio.”

    hahahahahahahahahahaha… no

  7. SHK12344
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Perhaps HBO isn’t paying actors well for Conan and Ed to leave the show so quickly. Ed could end up making in high six figures, maybe even in the seven figure, for Transporter franchize.

  8. Enfield
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    SHK12344,

    What’s your definition of being payed well? This is probably the difference between being payed a lot and being payed a lot MORE, especially when it comes to people jumping ship for bigger franchises. That could be why GoT sealed the early deals with Nathalie Emmanuel and Michiel Huisman, to avoid more recasts in the future.

  9. SHK12344
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Enfield:
    SHK12344,

    What’s your definition of being payed well? This is probably the difference between being payed a lot and being payed a lot MORE, especially when it comes to people jumping ship for bigger franchises. That could be why GoT sealed the early deals with Nathalie Emmanuel and Michiel Huisman, to avoid more recasts in the future.

    I’m just guessing here, but Conan Stevens might have been paid union minimum for his work, which is like 700 dollars a day. Like in most business, top actors make the most money, the rest aren’t paid that much by comparison (relatively speaking)

    Sean Austin, who played Samwise in LOTR, was reportedly paid $250,000 for his work, although he did receive bonus pay later on.

  10. Chickenduck
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    SHK12344:
    Perhaps HBO isn’t paying actors well for Conan and Ed to leave the show so quickly. Ed could end up making in high six figures, maybe even in the seven figure,for Transporter franchize.

    I doubt with Conan it was a case of leaving GoT for more money – in interviews he said the producers “went a different way”, which is usually industry talk for getting kicked out.

  11. Enfield
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    SHK12344,

    Ah, I wasn’t aware of that. You could be right. I don’t know much about the mechanics of the entertainment industry, much less the specifics of which minor actors get paid what, but it seems like HBO would pay them the minimum amount possible while keeping them satisfied. It’s entirely speculation, but it seems to me that Ed Skrein might not have been satisfied with that. Probably a different situation from Conan, based on their respective screentime alone. Not to mention the time commitment.

    Then again, we are all guessing. None of us really know what we’re talking about.

  12. House Mormont
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Kit Harington is my body motivation

  13. Rygar
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    SHK12344,

    Share the load

  14. Ashara D
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Mmmmm…can’t get enough of that promo pic of Kit. Astonishing to know that that is all him, no effects.

  15. Rygar
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Ashara D,

    Six days a week 3 hours a day with a personal trainer and an all lean diet. You could have the same.

  16. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Ashara D,

    They should give him Dany’s new dress.

  17. TheBlackFlame
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Am I alone in thinking this film was a very poor career move?

  18. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    TheBlackFlame,

    We shall see. From what I’ve seen so far, yes, but I’ll keep an open mind till the 4/10 reviews pour in.

  19. Lord Davos
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    TheBlackFlame,

    Hes been saying not to get typecasted so…
    He could become an action star.
    Unlike Ed Skrein.

  20. Morna the Witch
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    He has Spooks: The Greater Good with Jennifer Ehle and Testament of Youth (WW1 film) lined up this year, before returning to Thrones 5. Maybe a bad move (if not for some money), but not necessarily career ending, lol.

  21. KG
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    TheBlackFlame,

    Action movies aren’t supposed to be art.

  22. Jen Snow
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    I went to a preview screening of Pompeii. It was actually really entertaining. It’s not award winning by any stretch of the imagination but it doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is a good thing. It owns the fact that it is a slightly cheesy disaster movie. The audience I saw it with seemed to enjoy it as well. In my opinion Silent Hill was a far worse decision and that wasn’t career ending, so I am sure this will be fine.

  23. Lord Davos
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    TheBlackFlame,

    Actually, this is impressive for a freshman tv actor.

  24. cosca
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    TheBlackFlame,

    Nah, you can never do too many trashy historical action movies.

  25. Chriss
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Jen Snow:
    I went to a preview screening of Pompeii. It was actually really entertaining. It’s not award winning by any stretch of the imagination but it doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is a good thing. It owns the fact that it is a slightly cheesy disaster movie. The audience I saw it with seemed to enjoy it as well. In my opinion Silent Hill was a far worse decision and that wasn’t career ending, so I am sure this will be fine.

    I still have nightmares about Harrington in Silent Hill. He can’t even blame it entirely on the script, he was just downright bad in it.

  26. Morna the Witch
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think he was too bad in SH. The character even flowed more evenly than Jon in some of season two and three.

  27. Morna the Witch
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Jen Snow is right. You can see Kit’s not taking himself too seriously promoting it either. Him and Adewale were very funny and self-effacing at the interviews at the advanced screenings. The critics will probably roast it because it’s Paul W Anderson. Although, the one film I remember enjoying from him which creeped me the hell out was Event Horizon.

  28. cosca
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Chriss,

    That movie managed to make Sean Bean suck. Kit had no chance.

  29. loco73
    Posted February 9, 2014 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Well if “Pompeii” tanks, at least he would have gotten the training and the physique for the upcoming Season Four…both Jon Snow and Kit Harrington will need it! Look at least it this way, Paul W. Anderson might suck donkey balls as a director, but at least Kit got some free training out of it and HBO didn’t have to pay for it!

    Instead the extra money can go to Maergery’s hairpieces…and making GoT looking like Moulin Rouge!

    It’s all good!

  30. GeekFurious
    Posted February 9, 2014 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    TheBlackFlame:
    Am I alone in thinking this film was a very poor career move?

    He probably got paid 10 times more for that movie than what he would make in his entire run on GOT.

  31. Jen@House Stark
    Posted February 10, 2014 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Jen Snow,

    So glad to read this! Looking forward to seeing this on Feb. 21st. Yeah, Silent Hill did not bode well for Kit, but I do think he will have better offers in the future.

  32. Strider
    Posted February 11, 2014 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Looks like “Kill them all” meets “You know nothing”. I suppose you’ll be recognizing the fans of the series by the chant. I’ll probably yell both LOL. It might not be the offer of a lifetime but it is a job offer nonetheless and he really is a young TV actor with some road ahead of him. I wish him the best and I’ll be enjoying his movies whenever possible.
    Thank you for the clips.


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