Two years after filming Game of Thrones, Keith Harington reflects on the pros and cons of filming the show, in particular how it affected his mental state.
“To be honest, I went through … some mental health problems after Game of Thrones and even at the end of filming. And I think it was directly related to the character of the series and the years of filming in it, ”said the actor.
Harington gave a candid interview on The Jess Cagle Show. He said that after filming he took a break for a year to concentrate on himself. Now the actor believes that it was the right decision. He added that his outlook on the show has changed over time.
“I just stopped running away from myself and accepted this role, even started to be proud to be part of such a project,” says Keith.
Years later, Jon Snow remembers the drama fondly, noting that his child is a direct result of Game of Thrones, because it was through the show that he met his wife, Rose Leslie.
This isn’t the first time Harington’s mental health has been discussed. Back in 2019, it was reported that due to filming in the series, he ended up in a rehabilitation center, where he tried to solve mental problems.