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'Game Of Thrones' Star Kit Harington On Why He Doesn't Like Pictures With Fans

'Game Of Thrones' Star Kit Harington On Why He Doesn't Like Pictures With Fans

The 'Game of Thrones' fan admitted he gets grumpy when he's asked for them, especially when he's with his wife-to-be, Rose Leslie

Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Kit Harington is at that level of fame now where everybody wants a picture with him.

Having a picture to post on social media of you and Jon Snow is a pretty decent thing to boast about, and perhaps could make the year of a serious Game of Thrones fan.

However, like many celebrities, Harington and his wife-to-be Rose Leslie aren't massive fans of being asked to pose for selfies.


It seems fair, to be honest. Most of us can go from home to work, out to get lunch, back to work and then return home again without bumping into strangers demanding conversation, let alone asking for a picture. Kit, on the other hand, can't go for a pint of milk without being swamped.

The GoT actor recently vented some of his anger regarding the perils of fame to the Guardian, explaining why he and his fiancée often deny fans pictures.

"Like, being in Spain and there being a crowd of 500, maybe 600 fans camped outside the hotel every day, and you have to get through them. It feels like being Bieber or something," he said.

"I don't particularly enjoy that. I don't know. Do I? I'm glad I've experienced it, but... It's a bit incessant.

"It makes me snappy and it makes me uncomfortable, and I turn into a grumpy person."


Despite the fact many people are left a bit disheartened by not getting pictures, he added: "You just have to [turn them down], otherwise you start feeling like a mannequin.

"Especially me and Rose, we never do a photo together. Because then it makes our relationship feel like... puppets. Like we're a walking show."

He makes a good point, of course, but there is room to argue that he's worth about a million times more than all of us, and after that selfie that makes someone's day, he's heading back to his big house. Then again, most of us don't know what it's like to be asked for several pictures in a short space of time.

The couple recently announced their engagement, with Harington wanting to make sure that he has enough time to enjoy his wedding.

He revealed on The Jonathan Ross Show that the show will stop production so that he and Rose can tie the knot. "I rang [the producer] up and I said, 'I'm getting married and it's your fault, actually.' I think for the final season he is so stressed that he's reached that peaceful level," he said.

"I was like, 'You need to factor in a Game of Thrones wedding by the way.' They [the cast] have all got to be there so the whole thing has got to shut down."

So nice one, guys, we're going to have to wait that little longer for season eight - the script for which, by the way, made Harington cry. Presumably that means it's good.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Jon Snow, TV and Film, Celebrity, Kit Harington, Fans, Game of Thrones