Despite Making $11,600,000, Kit Harington Claims Game of Thrones Destroyed His Mental Health: “I don’t want to work for a year”

Despite Making $11,600,000, Kit Harington Claims Game of Thrones Destroyed His Mental Health: "I don't want to work for a year"
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Kit Harington achieved worldwide fame through his gripping portrayal of Jon Snow in the highly regarded television series Game of Thrones. His outstanding talent and on-screen charisma cemented his status as one of the most beloved and iconic characters in television history.

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Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones

However, despite making $11,600,000 from the popular show, Kit Harington once revealed that he had to take a year off after the HBO epic concluded because of the toll Game of Thrones took on his mental health

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Kit Harington Had Mental Health Issues during Game of Thrones Show

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington, who played the famous character, Jon Snow, was another celebrity from the entertainment industry to open up and talk about mental health issues.

Speaking on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, Harington said the HBO show’s dark and violent themes directly affected his well-being.

I went through some mental health difficulties after ‘Thrones,’ and during the end of ‘Thrones,’ to be honest,” the actor said. “I think it was directly due to the nature of the show and what I had been doing for years.”

Kit Harington
Kit Harington as Jon Snow

Harington said,


I think I took a sort of break after ‘Thrones’ where I said, ‘I don’t want to work for a year. I want to really kind of concentrate on myself,'” he said, adding, “I’m really happy I did that.”

He went on,

My darkest period was when the show seemed to become so much about Jon [Snow, his character] when he died and came back. I really didn’t like the focus of the whole show coming onto Jon. When you become the cliffhanger of a TV show and a TV show probably at the height of its power, the focus on you is f—ing terrifying.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was widely reported that in May 2019- the same month Game of Thrones ended- Harington checked into a mental health and wellness facility to seek help for “some personal issues“.

Harington was nominated twice for Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the character.


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The Brilliance of Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones

The year 2011 saw Harington’s big break in his acting career when he was cast as Jon Snow in HBO’s epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones. The television show, which is based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, quickly gained an enormous fan base all over the world.

With his sense of honor, devotion, and struggle for acceptance, Jon Snow, a complex and enigmatic character, won the hearts of the audience. The audience was deeply moved by Harington’s depiction of Jon Snow’s brooding personality, his leadership qualities, and the moral challenge he faces throughout the series.

Kit Harington
Kit Harington

Through his subtle portrayal, actor Kit Harington convincingly conveyed the character’s inner struggle, love, sorrow, and the burden of command. He brilliantly showed the character’s vulnerability by portraying him as a man split between his obligations to his family, his duty, and the love he finds in unexpected places.

Kit Harington’s portrayal of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones is a shining example of his acting prowess. His portrayal has cemented Jon Snow as one of the most iconic characters in television history, leaving an enduring impression not only on the series but also on the hearts of millions of fans worldwide.

Also Read: After Being Sidelined by Marvel, Kit Harington Gets Disappointing News from HBO for Upcoming Jon Snow Spinoff in Game of Thrones Franchise


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