Kit Harington, Rehab Ahead of ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale: 5 Fast Facts

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Kit Harington checked into a rehab facility for stress, exhaustion, and alcohol use several weeks before the “Game of Thrones” finale on May 19, 2019, according to Page Six.

The 32-year-old British actor, who played the character Jon Snow for eight years, has been at a luxury Connecticut mental health retreat for a month. The facility, which costs over $120,000 a month, is where Harington has been undergoing psychological coaching, practicing mindful meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy to combat stress and deal with negative emotions.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Kit Harington is Married to ‘Game of Thrones’ Co-Star Rose Leslie

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Harington met his actress wife, Rose Leslie, on the set of “Game of Thrones,” where she played Ygritte, Jon Snow’s Wildling friend. The couple married in June 2018. It has been reported that she is being “extremely supportive” at this time.

“I think almost the worst thing about falling in love with Rose and marrying her is that it’s going to be very hard to work with her again,” Harington told InStyle. “Working opposite her was one of the highlights of my life and career. I don’t know when, if ever, I’m going to get to do that again, because we’re married now, and it’s hard to work opposite your wife.”

2. People are Reacting to the News on Twitter

Executive Director of Mansion Global Pete Catapano shared the story.

TV host and anchor Kinsey Schofield wrote, “OH NO NOT SNOW!”

One user said he was happy to hear that Harington is “working though his issues.”

Another user made a joke about the show’s ending.

3. ‘Game of Thrones’ Was Kit Harrington’s Breakthrough Role

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HBOKit Harington as Jon Snow on ‘Game of Thrones’

Harington, whose real name is Christopher Catesby Harington, graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2008. Three years later, he received international recognition from his role as Jon Snow, the illegitimate son of Ned Stark, in ‘Game of Thrones.’

Harington’s total net worth is estimated at $12 million. He reportedly made $500,000 per episode in 2017, and according to that salary, Harington made $3.5 million on the show in Season 7.

4. It Was Rumored That Warner Bros. Was Interested in Casting Harington as The Batman

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In a video posted by MTV International on January 14, 2015, Harington said that if he could play any superhero it would be Batman.

According to Revenge of the Fans, in September 2018, it was rumored that Warner Bros. made inquiries about casting Kit Harington as the star of Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman.’

“Yup, in June Warner Bros. was keen to see what he’d look like in a Batman suit so they requested some digital mock-ups of the Game of Thrones star as The Caped Crusader,” the site reports.

5. Harington Has Several Other Acting Credits

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Kit Harington as Eret in ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

Harington is most obviously recognized for his role in “Game of Thrones,” but he has been a part of several other notable projects.

Harington played the role of Milo in “Pompeii” in 2014, then went on to voice the character Eret in “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” He also voices Admiral Salen Kotch in the video game “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.”