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Kit Harington Reveals Filming Final Game Of Thrones Season Broke Everyone

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Kit Harington Reveals Filming Final Game Of Thrones Season Broke Everyone

We're just four months away from arguably the most highly anticipated TV event in history: the final Game of Thrones season.

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But while we are devastated that it's finally coming to an end, it seems as though the cast and crew are absolutely bloody delighted. Kit Harington, who plays Jon 'King of the North' Snow, has told GQ Australia that filming these final six episodes was incredibly rough for him and everyone on set.

"The last season of Thrones, seemed to be designed to break us," he said.

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"Everyone was broken at the end. I don't know if we were crying because we were sad it was ending or if we were crying because it was so fucking tiring. We were sleep deprived.

"It was like it was designed to make you think, 'Right, I'm fucking sick of this'. I remember everyone walking around towards the end going, 'I've had enough now. I love this, it's been the best thing in my life, I'll miss it one day - but I'm done.'"

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From the tidbits of information we've received about the upcoming and final season, it's not hard to see why the cast and crew were put through the wringer.

Actor Vladimir Furdik, who plays the Night King, told Hungarian website SorozatWiki: "In the third part of the last season, there is a battle that the creators intend to be the biggest in television history.

"Almost the full episode will be about the battle, it will take about an hour."

That's a tall order considering the incredible scenes that have played out on our tellies, laptops and mobiles over the past few years.

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Who could forget 'The Battle of the Bastards' from season six, which saw Jon Snow face off against Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) at Winterfell. It took a whopping 25 days to film, 500 extras, 600 crew and 70 horses.

The Battle of the Bastards was one of the show's most epic scenes. Credit: HBO
The Battle of the Bastards was one of the show's most epic scenes. Credit: HBO

Episode director Miguel Sapochnik told Entertainment Weekly: "Every time we charge the horses it takes 25 minutes to reset all the fake snow on the field and rub out the horseshoe prints.

"So how many times can we afford to charge the horses each day knowing we need to give time for a reset that's 10 times longer than the actual shot?

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"Another thing was how to make 500 extras look like 8,000 when you are shooting in a field where there's just nowhere to hide your shortfall. It becomes a bit like a bonkers math equation.

"And finally: How do you get these guys riled up enough to run at each other and get covered in mud and stand in the rain and then run at each other again and again for 25 days, 10 hours a day, without them just telling you to piss off?"

Yeah, not going to lie, that does sound difficult.

Well, luckily for Kit and his fellow cast members, the hard work is now all over and they get to sit back and watch their mentions on social media explode when the season gets underway in April.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: Jon Snow, Entertainment, TV and Film, Kit Harington, HBO, Game of Thrones

Stewart Perrie
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