Kit Harrington In Therapy Following Game Of Thrones Storyline

Celebs March 21, 2019 By Hugo

Actors often push themselves to the limit for specific roles, and sometimes they can require intensive therapy after.

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Kit Harrington, the British actor who plays Jon Snow on the global behemoth HBO show Game of Thrones admitted to Variety that after being killed off in season five the attention he got proved overwhelming. 

"When you become the cliffhanger of a TV show, and a TV show probably at the height of its power, the focus on you is fucking terrifying.

"You get people shouting at you on the street, 'Are you dead?' At the same time, you have to have this appearance. All of your neuroses - and I'm as neurotic as any actor - get heightened with that level of focus."

Feeling that he could no longer deal with the intense scrutiny by himself, he decided to turn to a therapist.

"It wasn't a very good time in my life," he added. "I felt I had to feel that I was the most fortunate person in the world, when actually, I felt very vulnerable. I had a shaky time in my life around there - like I think a lot of people do in their 20s.

"That was a time when I started therapy and started talking to people. I had felt very unsafe, and I wasn't talking to anyone. I had to feel very grateful for what I have, but I felt incredibly concerned about whether I could even fucking act."

The final installment of the fantasy saga will wrap up next month, with the first episode airing on 14 April. 

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