Stars: they’re just like us! And it looks like Game of Thrones couple Rose Leslie and Kit Harington take avoiding spoilers for the upcoming final season of the show as seriously as their biggest fans.
The lovebirds began their courtship on screen while Leslie was playing the fiery wildling Ygritte, who Harington’s Jon Snow fell in love with in a very real way. Not even death could part these star-crossed lovers, though, since Harington proposed to her long after her character had died from an arrow through the heart on the show.
Now that Leslie’s off the show, though, she’s in the same camp as the rest of us, dodging spoilers for Season 8 like they’re an undead white walker.
In an Entertainment Weekly interview, Leslie said that she went as far as to forbid the man she will spend the rest of her life with from even looking at her while reading the scripts:
“I for sure ask Kit not to show me his excitement after he has read an episode, simply because I don’t want to read anything in his eyes. I know the anticipation is killing a lot of people, and my God the build-up is fantastic. I can’t wait until next year. So when he’s at the other end of the room and reading the episode, it’s like, no … we are not going to have eye contact for a long time. Go make a cup of tea. Calm down.”
That’s so #relatable, it almost feels like we’re the ones married to Kit Harington… Or maybe that’s just our thirst talking.
Earlier, it was reported that Kit Harington actually asked if they could pause production on the upcoming final season (which is already in full swing), so that his Game of Thrones family could attend the wedding.
“I rang [the producer] up and I said, ‘I’m getting married and it’s your fault actually,’” Harington said on the Jonathan Ross Show.
In any case, it looks like the tables have turned in this particular Game of Thrones. Now, it’s Jon Snow who knows too much, and Ygritte’s the one who wants to know nothing.