Rosie Leslie and Kit Harington’s addiction during and after ‘Game of Thrones’

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Time after “Game of Thrones” came to an end, its protagonist Kit Harington revealed to the world that the HBO series had affected his mental health since one of the ways this came to take shape was with addictions. especially alcoholism. This season did not live alone and is now her co-star and wife, Rosie Leslie, who has spoken about it.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, the actress who played Ygrette in GOT, was honest about how she experienced Kit Harington’s addictions during the development of the series and also after the end of said project. She affirms that, with the experience of her husband, she has managed to learn about these types of topics and situations.

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In turn, he mentions that despite being a pillar of support for the interpreter of Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones”, he knows that the responsibility for the situation is entirely his. She considers that, despite the care that may be given her, her behavior and her actions will always be his decision and that is something that she cannot take the blame for “not taking good care of him”.

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I’ve learned a lot about addiction and it’s something Kit will always be aware of, but it’s up to him if he decides to drink again. No amount of care is going to stop her from doing what she decides to do… I don’t choose to put pressure on myself,” she commented.

La crisis de Kit Harington con ‘Game of Thrones’

Being part of the main cast of ‘Game of Thrones’ and playing Jon Snow was not an easy thing for Kit Harington, because beyond being an acting challenge, it also involved facing several personal scenarios in which, until then, had never been seen.

In August 2021, he shared with The Hollywood Reporter that after the series adaptation of George RR Martin’s ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’ had caused him various mental health problems. Although he has never spoken specifically about this situation; He did announce that this scenario led him to enter a mental health and rehabilitation center.

I went through some mental health struggles after Thrones, and during the end of, to be honest (…) I think it was due to the nature of the series, I had been doing it for years, “he commented.

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This crisis also led him to take a complete break from acting after the last chapter of GOT was broadcast, that is, from 2019 to 2021 he lived away from the spotlight and worked on himself being supported by Rose Leslie. It was not until the end of 2021 that he returned to the entertainment world with new projects, such as the case of ‘Mordern Love 2’ and ‘Eternals’, Chloe Zhaó’s film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Since then, the actor has confessed to being in a better stage of his life, and has plans to continue in Marvel as Black Night, although this is not yet confirmed. On the other hand, he does not have in mind to return to the world of GOT, because no matter how much he has been asked about it, he prefers to stay away from the success of HBO and has even revealed that it could be painful for him to see new projects of that history such as ‘House of the Dragon’, so the final e does not want to return to that universe.

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