The final episode of Game of Thrones was a culmination of some 8-9 years of commitment. All the feels hit us hard. This was it. Now, think how hard it would have been for the actors, to realize that this is the end for a character they have lived and breathed, for so many years?
Kit Harington AKA Jon Snow reportedly took it hard. He spent the last month in rehab, seeking solutions for ‘stress and exhaustion and also alcohol’, after the end of GoT.
A friend of Kit confirmed to Page Six,
“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?”
It’s only human to be attached to something you’ve dedicated almost a decade of your life.
The actor also told Esquire that he ‘collapsed’ after filming his final scenes of GOT. Kit compared getting out of the final garments of Jon Snow as being ‘skinned’.
In the GOT Documentary, ‘The Last Watch’, Jon collapsed after hearing the script of the final episode of GOT.
At the rehab, Kit is reportedly undergoing ‘psychological coaching’ and taking meditation to deal with stress and negative emotions.
Rose Leslie, the actress who played Ygritte in the show and Kit’s wife, is also ‘extremely supportive’ of Kit’s decision. As of now Kit just needs peace and quiet.