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Kit Harington: I'm glad I had it easy

Kit Harington has hated some of the films he's starred in so much, he thought his career may have been over.

The British star was cast as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones soon after leaving drama school, and has seen his career rocket ever since.

As well as his Game of Thrones work, Kit has made the successful move into film with starring roles in Pompeii and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

"It would be foolish to say I wish I'd gone through a period of longing. Because any actors going through a period of longing themselves would tear my f**king face off," Kit explained to the British edition on GQ magazine.

2015 is another busy year for Kit, with Word War I movie Testament of Youth due out in January, and a further three projects already in production.

However film work hasn't run quite so smoothly for Kit and he admits he's not always been happy with the finished product.

"I won't name names and I won't name films but I've sat through private screenings, nearly in tears. Hating it. Thinking: 'This is the end, everything's over,'" he revealed.

Kit has also worked extensively in theatre and won the lead role in the London stage production of War Horse, which went on to win two Olivier Awards, while still studying.

Acting may have been his only career focus, but that doesn't stop the 27-year-old having strong opinion on fellow thespians.

"They're all narcissists. Every single one, I promise you. To have that verve, to get up and want to be watched. It comes from a place - either you were denied that attention as a child, or you were given lots of it and want more. Which is where I land," he confessed.

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