Kit Harington has revealed social media has become “the most dangerous thing” after he rose to fame on Game Of Thrones.
he played Jon Snow on the hit HBO fantasy series when he was in his early 20s.
Speaking on the official Game Of Thrones podcast, which was recorded at a Game Of Thrones fan conference earlier this month, the 35-year-old said: “I’ll go on the internet, and I’ll watch it. everything and I will see. at the reviews and I’ll see the comments, that box of doom.
“And it annoys me. It really pissed me off, it really ruined my confidence for a long time. And I had to learn not to look at those things.
“And then that extends to my actual decision-making about social media. I was like, I don’t know what that gives me. I know what it takes, but I don’t know what it gives.
“I think each one is your own and some people can find a lot of great stuff on social media, but I think for an actor on a show like this, that’s the most dangerous thing.
“So I didn’t have to do that. I don’t use social media, I have to stay away from those things.”
Game Of Thrones follows characters including Jon Snow, the bastard son of the Stark family, who joined the Night’s Watch to protect the kingdom of men from the evil White Walkers.
Harington has been twice nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of the character and stars alongside his wife Rose Leslie, who plays his wild love interest Ygritte in the series.
He also reflected on the “strong push” he received after taking on the role in the eight-season fantasy epic at a very young age.
I think each is your own and some people can find a lot of great stuff on social media, but I think for an actor on a show like this, that’s the most dangerous thing.Kit Harington
“I guess there is no perfect or ideal career path for any actor,” he said.
“I had a really strong push into this world with Game Of Thrones. I left drama school, I went to do a play and then I was on Game Of Thrones, and Game Of Thrones just blew up.
“And so I was 21 when it all started. You think you’ve matured at 21 but it’s not and I think being in a situation like this is a shock to the system.
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“But it’s amazing, what better way to spend your 20s than joining a show like this.
“I think that means you look for that throughout your acting career.
“It’s a thing that’s going to be big or something you’re known for. And if you had it in your 20s, you’d be ‘damn, now what? What do I do now?'”
Harington is reportedly set to star in a Game Of Thrones spin-off that will follow in the footsteps of Jon Snow.
Earlier this year, Game Of Thrones creator George RR Martin confirmed a Harington-related spin-off series was in the works but said: “I can’t tell you any more, until HBO gives the green light for it. I.”
The official Game Of Thrones podcast is available on all major podcast platforms.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/kit-harington-says-social-media-became-the-most-dangerous-thing-after-got-fame-42237225.html Kit Harington says social media has become ‘the most dangerous thing’ after fame