Kit Harington appears in Out magazine this week, covering a number of topics including losing castmates, the homoerotic vibe of the Night’s Watch, and being sexualized in the media.
“So many people have left and died,” Harington says of the show’s high kill count. “It’s getting thinner and thinner on the ground each year. I’m just holding on to those people that have been there from the start, the core group, and wishing and praying that none of them die.”
About the Night’s Watch, “There is something quite homoerotic about that,” Harington admits. “They all bunk up together. I haven’t really thought about it too much, but they’re brotherly. There’s brotherly love.”
The show does depict a range of sexualities though. “It’s not just gay and straight,” the actor tells Out. “We’ve got bisexual characters as well, which is rarely done on TV. I like the fact that we deal with a broad spectrum of sexuality.”
Harington was less happy about the way he is highly sexualized sometimes in the media, particularly during promotion for Pompeii last year when his eight-pack was on display in much of the promo material. Some didn’t care for his remarks on the subject.
“I found it unfair, really, some of the stuff I read [in response],” he says. “I was making a point, which was that I think young men do get objectified, do get sexualized unnecessarily. As a person who is definitely in that category, as a young leading man in this world, I feel I have a unique voice to talk about that. I was making a point to sort of say, ‘It just needs to be highlighted.’ With every photo shoot I ever go to, I’m told to take off my shirt, and I don’t.”
TVInsider has an inside look at Game of Thrones, including some new behind-the-scenes photos and a few interesting tidbits. TVInsider notes that Arya’s training will “really kick into high gear in the May 31 episode.”
“For years, Maisie’s been working in a cold and rainy rock quarry in Northern Ireland,” executive producer David Benioff told TVInsider. “Now she gets to shoot in a warm location without muck and mud. We told her: ‘This is your year.'” Maisie is enjoying the breezes on the set in Croatia in the above photo. The location looks like the waterfront area by Duilovo Beach, in Split, where the exterior of the House of Black and White was set up.
TVInsider checked in with several other stars and members of the production. Check out the full article for more photos and interesting quotes.
Spoilers below the photo!
The fourth episode “Sons of the Harpy” was heavy on information regarding Rhaegar Targaryen, with two different characters reminiscing about the long-dead prince who kidnapped Lyanna Stark. Last week’s “Kill the Boy” also held an interesting visual hint, in having the camera show Jon Snow walk in just as the ailing Maester Aemon says, “A Targaryen alone in the world is a terrible thing.”
Sean Bean spoke with Vulture about the recent developments in the speculation about Jon’s parentage and once again made his thoughts on the subject bluntly clear:
“He’s not my child. He isn’t. That’s what I suspected all along.”
When asked how he thinks Jon would take the news?
“Probably a bit psychologically confused, I would imagine!,” Bean says. “I think that’s probably an interesting journey for Jon Snow as a character and for [Kit Harington] as the actor. He’s been very fortunate in being one of the characters that had a very meaty, substantial, very complex story to be able to discover for himself. He’s been lucky to survive!”