Although the series finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones aired over two years ago, the significance and influence of George R.R. Martin’s fictional world and characters still persists today. In nearly every interview with a former Thrones star, that actor or actress is still asked about the show, their character, Thrones fans, etc. Although the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones caused plenty of uproar and controversy, the series is still one that fans hold close to their hearts and will forever remain a critical influence on television, literature, and pop culture.
Kit Harington is famous for his role as Jon Snow on Game of Thrones. In a recent interview on SiriusXM’s The Jessie Cagle Show, Harington revealed the moment when he realized just how Game of Thrones really was. However, this everlasting, touching moment came to him during a bathroom break.
According to SYFY Wire, Cagle asked Harington if he ever has any special moments from the series that stand out to him. Harington replied that such a moment occurred when he took a break “to relieve himself” during the filming of season two, when he and other actors (who play characters from the Night’s Watch) were in Iceland filming scenes set Beyond the Wall.
Harington stated, “I remember shooting up on this incredible glacier in Iceland, and I went off to take a pee…somewhere in the wilds of Iceland…And I just looked out over this glacier and I thought, ‘God, I got the best job in the world.’” He added, “And that always sticks out to me because if I’m ever feeling grumpy about my lot, which, believe me, I can do amazingly, I think of that. And I think, ‘Now you’ve got a pretty special job.’”
The actor also expressed his opinion on the upcoming Game of Thrones spinoff projects, including House of the Dragon. Like many of us Thrones fans, the former King of the North will also be tuning in. “I really wish them luck with what they’re doing next. I’m going to watch it. And I think it came at a fascinating time. It was spread out over a fascinating time globally I think, Thrones. I’m so glad we got it done before the pandemic,” Harington expressed.
During the same interview, Harington also spoke out about some of the mental health issues he faced during and after filming Game of Thrones, which you can read about here.