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Kit Harington talks Game of Thrones at Pompeii press junket

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

  • 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 :)

  • “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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.