Kit Harington did not watch Game of Thrones’ final season
Game of Thrones star and King in the North Kit Harington admitted he hadn’t seen the final season of the hit HBO series that aired in May.
The 32-year-old made his first red carpet appearance at the Emmy’s after checking himself into a wellness retreat earlier in the year. Speaking to reporters backstage at the show, he admitted that he had not seen the show’s highly controversial ending:
"I'll tell you something... What was it? Controversy. I still haven't seen the show," Harington confessed after he was asked about the show's controversial ending. "That's how I go about the controversy. I haven't seen the final season."
"But I know what it took to shoot it," Harington added of the finale that left many fans furious. "And it was -- it was hard and everyone put all of their love and effort into it."
"And controversy, I think for us -- we knew what we were doing was right story-wise. And we knew that it was right for the characters because we lived with them for 10 years. And I think that kind of set -- controversy for us didn't really affect us."
Earlier at the Emmy’s show co-creator David Benioff said Game of Thrones ended on a high:
"You know honestly, I think part of it is just we've been working together for so long and I know it's a cliche of show business to say that it's become a family, but it truly feels that way," he noted.
"And I think the hardest part for us is that it's over and then we're not going to be working with them again, at least in the short term," he shared. "But the fun of it is that we're here and you know we get to celebrate. So I think it's just very -- it's gonna make for a much more fun night."
Game of Thrones said goodbye to audiences screens last night, as it won its final Emmy of the series run for outstanding drama.