April 08, 2019
Kit Harington led a mini-Game of Thrones reunion as he hosted comedy show Saturday Night Live at the weekend (06Apr19), with Emilia Clarke, John Bradley, and Rose Leslie joining him. The actor opened the show by taking questions from the studio audience, with Emilia standing up and asking him how their show ends. Kit, who plays Jon Snow on the fantasy series, reminded his castmate she is part of the show and should remember, prompting Clarke to quip, "I forgot. It's been so d**n long since the last season, plus a lot of my scenes are talking to a dragon, which is just a tennis ball on a green pole, so I have no idea what's actually happening." When her co-star refused to give up any information, she chuckled, "Do you remember in season six when we had sex? Did you know they filmed that?" The next question came from another co-star, Bradley, who wanted to know the fate of his character Samwell Tarly in the final Game of Thrones season, adding, "They only let me see two pages of the script and all my character says is 'Argh'!" When Kit asked what came before that in the script, Bradley said, "Dragon opens mouth". The final surprise came as Kit's real-life wife Rose Leslie asked him how they were going to make ends meet now his run on Game of Thrones is over. "What are we gonna do for money now?" she asked. "We didn't save anything and you kept telling me, 'I'm the king of the north, we can order (delivery service) UberEats every night!'" Her husband responded, "Honey, don't worry we'll be OK. I'll make my jewellery..." Relieved Leslie then asked the newly-clean-shaven star, "How soon can you grow back that beard?" Her man's beloved character was known for his facial hair. Later in the show, Kit appeared in a skit about crossover Game of Thrones shows, which included Game of Thrones: Special Victims Unit, featuring Law & Order: SVU stars Mariska Hargitay and Ice T dressed up as characters from the fantasy series trying to solve a crime. Kit also played a quirky burlesque dancer, performing at his fiancee's bachelorette party, in one funny skit. Dressed in a sexy corset and calling himself Eva Braun - Adolf Hitler's wife - he started slowly undressing before his stunned wife-to-be, played by SNL regular Cecily Strong and her friends, using lines like, "I'm so naughty. See my leg it's covered in hair!" and, "Naughty girls, looky looky and you might see my cookie cookie'." He ended the scene by showing off his toned body, wearing nothing but nipple tassles, boxer briefs and heels. The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones debuts next week (14Apr19).
April 01, 2019
Sophie Turner has insisted she's not angry that Kit Harington is paid more than her on Game of Thrones because he "had a bigger storyline". The 23-year-old actress plays Sansa Stark in the hit U.S. TV show, and is believed to earn around $206,000 (£158,000) per week for her role on the programme. Meanwhile, Kit, who stars as her half-brother Jon Snow in the series, is understood to take home approximately three times more than his co-star - with weekly earnings of around $700,000 (£537,000). However, while the gender pay gap is a hot topic at the minute, Sophie told Harper's Bazaar magazine that she's not annoyed at the difference in her and Kit's wages - because he has more work to do on the programme. "Kit got more money than me, but he had a bigger storyline," she said. "And for the last series, he had something crazy like 70 night shoots, and I didn't have that many. I was like, 'You know what... you keep that money.'" Elsewhere in the interview, Sophie opened up about her relationship with Jonas Brothers star fiance Joe Jonas. The pair are currently in the midst of planning their wedding, and the screen star revealed that they actually met when Joe direct messaged her on Instagram. "We had a lot of mutual friends and they'd been trying to introduce us for a long time," she smiled. "We were following each other on Instagram and he direct-messaged me one fine day, out of the blue." Gushing about her husband-to-be, Sophie added: "He's lovely. He's just the funniest. You wouldn't expect he's about to turn 30 this year. He's the most fun, energetic, positive person I've ever seen. I'm pessimistic, so we balance each other out."
March 29, 2019
Comedian Pete Davidson was left red-faced at Kid Cudi's recent birthday dinner after offering to pay for the pricey meal without realizing Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Timothee Chalamet would also be attending. The Saturday Night Live funnyman reveals he had made plans to take rapper/actor Cudi out for dinner at top sushi restaurant Nobu in Los Angeles back in January (19), but he didn't expect the low-key night to turn into an all-star affair - and that he would be left to cover the bill. In a new Vanity Fair video interview, Pete was asked by his The Dirt co-star and friend Machine Gun Kelly why he hadn't been invited to the get-together, because the two pals had been hanging out shortly before Davidson met up with Cudi. Laughing at the memory, the 25 year old admitted he had no idea how the night would turn out, and Kanye was the last person he expected to join the pair. "Kanye kept ordering the whole entire time," Pete recalled of the dinner, during which they ate a "bunch of rich people stuff that I don't know the name of". "I didn't know he was coming," he continued, "and I had already put my card down to pay, 'cause I thought it was just me and Cudi, and then Chalamet showed up, and then Kanye showed up, and I was like, 'Oh, f**k.' And then I had to book two more (stand-up) gigs in Ohio (to pay for the expense)!" Kelly then inquired if Kanye is "a dessert guy," to which Pete quipped, "He's a 'order f**king everything 'cause I can and then we all have one bite, maybe, if that, 'cause f**k you' kinda guy." A photo of the odd group was shared online by reality star Kim shortly after the meal, and in an interview with late night host Jimmy Fallon in February (19), Kanye's wife revealed it was only when they arrived that she realized it was a "guys' dinner". "It was just such a fun night," she shared. "Everyone just had such a good time. The vibe was so good and I didn't wanna ruin it so I sat in the corner and just documented it for them. I was playing Word Connect on my phone and letting them have their, like, guy time."
March 21, 2019
The intense public interest in the onscreen death of Kit Harington's Game of Thrones character Jon Snow sent the actor to therapy. Kit was thrust firmly into the spotlight in 2015, when Snow was brutally killed off in the season five finale of the hit fantasy drama, and although he was later brought back to life, having to deal with the heightened fan and media attention made him extremely uncomfortable. "My darkest period was when the show seemed to become so much about Jon, when he died and came back," he tells Variety. "I really didn't like the focus of the whole show coming onto Jon... "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 f**king terrifying." The public scrutiny drove Kit to seek out professional counseling as he struggled to deal with his new level of fame, which also made him question his acting abilities. "It wasn't a very good time in my life," he reflects. "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 f**king act." The therapy sessions helped Kit, now 32, come to terms with the impact the show was having on his personal life, and now, after filming his final scenes for the eighth and final season, he is relieved at being able to finally leave Snow behind. "I took off the costume, and it felt like my skin was being peeled away," he shares of bidding farewell to his beloved character. "I was very emotional. It felt like someone was shedding me of something." Season eight premieres on 14 April (19).