Kit Harrington shared an update on his mental health following his breakout role in “Game of Thrones”, which led to him stopping acting for a year.
The 34-year-old English star admitted that the nature of the violent, intense and emotional show affected his mental health. He really broke it and he was not able to fight it later.
“After the throne, and during the end of the throne, I went through some mental health problems,” Herrington said in an interview with Ceres XM.Jesse Kegel show.. “
“I think it had to do with the nature of the live show and what I’ve been doing for years,” he added.
Harrington, who played John Snow throughout the eight seasons of Game of Thrones, eventually decided to take a break to work on his mental health. He said he “took a break” where he told himself, “I don’t want to work for a year. I really want to focus on myself.”
Thus, it was reported that he checked in at the Private-Swiss Rehab Clinic in Connecticut in May 2019. Looking back on the decision, the actor said he was “really happy” to have done so. He also acknowledged that over time, the show has seemed a bit unfocused in recent episodes.
“Since the end of the journey … I was just proud of the show, and I didn’t run away from it. I didn’t run away from what it was, and who played in it, but just to own it and Proud of everything about him, “he admitted as he looked back at his wife Rose Leslie on the set. He and the Scottish actress, who played Egert in the series, have since become parents.
“My child is a direct result of Game of Thrones. I still have very good friends from this show. He did nothing but surprise me.
Talking about his child, Harrington said the epidemic was a gift to him and his wife, because it “forced them to save time.” They had a baby boy and he considered becoming a father to be “a big thing coming out of the epidemic.” He said that he has had a very deep and amazing experience during the last one and a half years.
After “Game of Thrones”, Harrington can be seen in Marvel’s “Eternals” which will hit theaters on November 5.