Kit Harington on Game Of Thrones haters: “in my head they can go f*** themselves”

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If you’re not a fan of Game Of Thrones, or if you’re a critic that’s negatively reviewing the show’s final season, Jon Snow actor Kit Harington has some stern and sweary words for you.

In an interview with Esquire, following the Game Of Thrones season 8 episode 1 broadcast, the actor was asked this question: “Was there added emotional or creative pressure shooting the final season in the sense of, yikes, people are expecting amazing things from us? How do you shoulder those expectations?”

This is what Harington said in response:

“How I feel about the show right now is quite defiant. I think no matter what anyone thinks about this season—and I don’t mean to sound mean about critics here—but whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their [negative] judgement on it, in my head they can go fuck themselves. ‘Cause I know how much work was put into this. I know how much people cared about this. I know how much pressure people put on themselves and I know how many sleepless nights working or otherwise people had on this show. Because they cared about it so much. Because they cared about the characters. Because they cared about the story. Because they cared about not letting people down.

“Now if people feel let down by it, I don’t give a fuck—because everyone tried their hardest. That’s how I feel. In the end, no one’s bigger fans of the show than we are, and we’re kind of doing it for ourselves. That’s all we could do, really. And I was just happy we got to the end.”

For what it’s worth, we thought the season 8 premiere was a strong comeback for the show that sets the stage nicely for the final battles ahead. We can’t wait to see how those play out.

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