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Harington: GoT battle scene was epic

Published 01/06/2015

Kit Harington
Kit Harington

Kit Harington “really, really loved” filming the battle scenes that featured in a recent episode of Game of Thrones.

The British actor plays Jon Snow in the hit HBO series. In latest episode Hardhome, the 28-year-old featured prominently in the fight sequences and he revealed to E! News that he loved every minute of it.

“We spent a month filming that sequence which was 20 minutes long," he explained. "A month, a solid month. It equated to about a minute of footage a day. It was heavy and it was important to me that it worked because it's a really important beat in the Game of Thrones story. I thought it was brilliant.”

The battle scene was one of the biggest in the show’s history and featured a host of White Walkers lead a thousand-strong army of the dead to attack a Wildling camp north of the wall. Their arrival came at the same time as Kit’s character Jon’s, who was visiting to offer a safe passage south of the wall to everyone in order to escape the coming danger. What followed was bloodshed and chaos, and Kit thought it looked great on screen.

“I really, really loved it. I was so proud of it and happy with it. I never pat myself on the back but I thought, why not? It was great!" he enthused. “You just know when an episode is good and when it's not, and I felt last night's was really, really, really great episode for the series. I thought the end product of what they produced for Hardhome was amazing."

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