Kit Harington talks fame, gratitude, and Game of Thrones in his new interview with the MR PORTER Journal, and the sexy star shows off his good looks in the gorgeous photo shoot. Talking about his popular role as Jon Snow, Kit called the Game of Thronesexperience "an extraordinary journey," and he explained that he doesn't let his character's broody nature affect him, saying, "I'm nowhere near being a Method actor." (Proof: Kit's many smiley moments.) Keep reading to see some of Kit's must-read quotes, then check out more of Kit's feature on MrPorter.com.
- On the effects of fame: "It can make you feel like a nutcase some of the time. It has turned people I know mad. But you just surround yourself with people who don't kiss your arse, who don't put up with any kind of arrogance that might be seeping through."
- On when he knew Game of Thrones would change his life: "I think the moment I realized [Game of Thrones] could be a life changer personally was going to Comic-Con for the first time. I'd splashed out on a drop-top Mustang in LA, and I drove with my girlfriend at the time to San Diego. I got out of the car and . . . flashbulbs!"
- On whether playing Jon Snow can be difficult: "It's very physically demanding, but I think Jon is quite straightforward. I find I get in a certain mood that maybe can be a bit dour. But I'm nowhere near being a Method actor."
- On his quick success: "There's that saying about never find success too early. And there are moments when I think maybe I would find it easier not to take this for granted if I'd toiled a bit more first. But I'd be stupid to say that I regret it. I'd be stabbed by many unemployed actors, quite rightly. This has opened so many doors to me, and it's my job now to do as much as I can with my career."
- On feeling grateful for his career "You have to look at your blessings, don't you? With Thrones, I have to realize that, whatever happens, and for all the stress and the pressure that goes with it, it's been an extraordinary journey and I know I'll look back later in my life and think, 'That was crazy, that was amazing.' It's something that very, very few people experience, and I love that."