Popular fantasy show Game of Thrones ended earlier this month and fans have been mourning the loss of their favourite show on social media ever since. What is saddening is that the ending of the show seems to be tough on its cast and crew as well. It was recently reported that actor Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow in the show, has checked into rehab.
The actor has checked into a Privé-Swiss health facility in Connecticut and is seeking help. The actor has checked into the luxury rehab for stress and alcohol use. It is revealed that the show's ending "really hit him hard" and thus resulting in the recent turn of events. Kit reportedly checked into the rehab weeks before the HBO premiered the finale episode. He is in the retreat for a month. It costs over $120,000 per month.
"The end of ‘GoT’ really hit Kit hard … He realized ‘this is it — this is the end’, it was something they had all worked so hard on for so many years. He had a moment of, what next?" a friend of Kit told the media. A source also said his wife Rose Leslie has been extremely supportive. The actress, who played Ygritte on Game of Thrones, married Kit last year. "His wife Rose is being extremely supportive. Everyone close to him really wanted him to get some rest. Right now, he just needs peace and quiet," the insider shared.
Kit's publicist issued a statement, "Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues." In a recent interview, the actor confessed that he was in his "darkest" phase of his life when the series filmed Jon Snow's death and resurrection scene, making him the focus of the show. “My darkest period was when the show seemed to become so much about Jon when he died and came back. I really didn’t like the focus of the whole show coming onto Jon," he said.
“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—–g terrifying. 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," he added. "It wasn’t a very good time in my life. 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."
(Source: Game of Thrones)