GOT costume designer says Kit Harrington “lost his way” after series finale

The costume designer for HBO’s Game of Thrones has revealed insightful details on Kit Harrington’s current struggles.

Michele Clapton who worked with the cast on the show for almost a decade shared her thoughts on the issue with Us Weekly. In an interview during the 2019 Designing Women Awards, the designer said:

“They were children when they started. And it became such an enormous thing, and I think when you stop, it’s sort of a huge security blanket is taken away. I mean, they all became friends with each other, and then suddenly, there’s nothing to go back to,”

“So I would imagine that had something to do with it. He lost his way a bit,” Clapton added.

The Emmy winning costume designer noticed tell-tale signs of the actor’s struggles. Harrington found it difficult to cope with the show’s ending and was visibly upset during the last read through for the script. Clapton continued:

“He was really a sensitive soul, and he was very upset in that final read through because I think it felt like home for [the cast], and they realized, ‘This is it,’”

“As much as he’s talented and will go on to many other things, I think it’s just after eight or nine years, it’s a big adjustment. I’m sure he’ll be OK, though.”

Late last month, it was reported that Harrington checked himself into a luxury wellness treatment. According to the actor’s reps said that the actor was on a “wellness retreat”. This was ahead of the Game of Thrones’ final episode airing.

Laura Ebeling
Laura Ebeling
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.
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