Kit Harington was so emotional after completing Game Of Thrones that he cried in front of a girl when she asked if he was Jon Snow. You don't need us to tell you this series is a bona fide phenomenon, but in terms of the highly coveted live-viewership number Nielsen loves to track-and which the linear industry still pays close attention to-the Season 7 finale now holds the record for the most-watched episode of any HBO show ever, having pulled in 12.1 million viewers. The internationally acclaimed television series-which debuted on HBO in 2011 and attracted an audience of nearly 10 million viewers in its seventh season alone-is expected to launch with tremendous numbers as it returns to Westeros for its final hoorah. For months now, the Jon Snow actor has had to ward off a heap of season eight questions and spoilers. There's a huge amount of fighting between Sansa and Jon.
One of Maggy's predictions was that she would die by being strangled by her valonqar - High Valerian for "little brother". They're making me eat healthy food.
Are you missing Thrones yet, or are you over it?
I think it's a combination of the level of conflict that gets dramatized - so numerous characters are literally fighting for control of the world - with an intensive emotional, inter-personal drama that's happening between so many disparate individuals, too. "I mean it's been so damn long since the last season". I've really been just enjoying time off. I take security very seriously. "No matter how it ended, or how it does end, there's always this bit of you that's like, 'oh"; there's this loss around it". Maybe the heroes of Westeros get together, take on the White Walker threat, but when the dust settles, we're simply left with the same sort of bad ruler that we had for some of the time beforehand.
"We don't. And George discovers a lot of stuff while he's writing". I don't think we'll never work together again.
"It's bigger than all of us and it's raised the bar for television and quality". I won't be able to be in my costume. Whether it be with Sam or with Davos, we just love the message of "anyone can do anything" within this world.