A rainy night in January 2018 in New York, and a very well-known-looking man with a British accent and exuberant Byronic hair runs into a bit of a sport bar.
He tries to participate in a game of pool, but it is not going well. He slurps & # 39; give me that cue! & # 39; as the rules are explained to him, but seem unable to take them. Ultimately, he & # 39; needs to be helped by the staff & # 39; by the staff.
Video footage made during the night shows that he seems too drunk to walk alone.
The man in question is Kit Harington, the £ 8 million star of the largest TV series ever made, who has now gone to the rehab clinic to deal with stress and alcohol problems.
The bar owner has said that the Game Of Thrones star – with wonderful euphemism – has passed & # 39; was at another bar and added that he had bought a whiskey for himself and had drunk for everyone at the bar, well tipped and a & # 39; very nice guy & # 39 ;.
He continued: & # 39; The game being played becomes & # 39; Called Killer & # 39; where each person takes one shot, but Harington wanted to continue shooting. When our employees realized how intoxicated Harington was, they politely asked him to leave and two of our employees helped him. & # 39;
The party is now over. Harington, 32, is awaiting the £ 95,000 per month Private Swiss wellness resort in Connecticut.
Thoughtful: Harington during a pause of filming, and, very tears as he learns that his Game Of Thrones character is killing a lover Daenerys
The timing of the incident at the pool table was no coincidence. He spent a few months filming Season Eight of the series that made his name, and he had been his life for nine years.
Harington, the son of a baron, almost immediately left his career role outside the drama school. The cast had been his family – he even married his co-star and screen lover, the actress Rose Leslie in 2016 after meeting a set – and his entire world for most of his adult life.
After filming his last scene, he was desperate: & My heart breaks. I love this show more than anything. It's never been a job for me, it's my life, & he said.
The latest episode was shown on May 19, but it is said that Kit entered the extremely private rehabilitation center near the small town of Madison a month ago after completing a round of press and promotional appearances.
His publicist said: & # 39; Kit has decided to use this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time in a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues. & # 39;
A source revealed that Harington was at the plant & # 39; mainly for stress and exhaustion and also for alcohol & # 39 ;.
The source added: & # 39; His wife Rose is exceptionally supportive. Everyone close to him really wanted him to get some rest. At the moment he just needs peace and quiet. & # 39;
So what's wrong with Kit? At least superficially, the crisis has been triggered towards the end of Game Of Thrones.
The actor, 32, is overwhelmed by emotion when he learns the fate of his character
In a documentary behind the scenes about the show he was seen crying about the end with which he killed his beloved (and aunt) Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke. He said if he read what needed to be done: & # 39; I bit my eyes out. I cried. I cried, yes. & # 39;
It is also true that after nine years of playing hero Jon Snow, he has nothing to do: his schedule is empty.
He has written a number of TV shows with friend Dan West, who was a co-writer in the 2017 Gunpowder TV series and his best friend at the Central Drama School, but there is nothing in the diary.
An considered opportunity to be the next Batman, which he said was that & # 39; amazing & # 39; would have been, nothing came. British Robert Pattinson's rival heart brewer must choose the suit.
While Game Of Thrones made him a household name, fame has taken its toll, making him dislike and love it with the same passion.
He is quoted as saying that the first series of Game Of Thrones was the most fun to film, because nobody knew who he was.
Nowadays, groups of up to 500 people gather as the word spreads across a particular hotel, and he is constantly approached for photos by fans, which he always refuses.
& # 39; You have to, otherwise you will feel like a mannequin, & # 39; he said. & # 39; It feels like I'm Bieber or something. & # 39;
Angry: Harington tries to participate in a pool game at a bar in New York, but don't let others try it
Unlike his fellow stars, he avoided social media because he found the GoT hype so alarming. In an interview this year, he explained: & # 39; I am giving away enough of myself that if I did it in my own time, it would drive me crazy. & # 39;
He was contractually prevented from cutting his hair or discussing the plot with anyone – even his wife (her character was killed in series 4).
By 2015, when the story of the cliffhanger revolved around whether he was alive or dead, he found he needed therapy to cope with the pressure – and a terrible case of & # 39; impostor syndrome & # 39 ;.
He said his greatest fear was to discover that he was actually unable to act.
There is no doubt that growing up in the public eye was difficult – and there is no doubt that repeated indiscretions on the camera showed that he apparently used angry madness to blow off steam.
As he said in an interview: & # 39; I have a wild streak, but I really like that for my friends. I love going out. I like to party. & # 39;
When Game Of Thrones was filming, he would spend six months between two hotels, one in Belfast and one in Iceland, where darkness falls at 4 p.m.
There was a sense of involvement in an epic venture: a combat scene took 55 days to shoot.
The actor tries to participate in a game of pool in a bar in New York
He said just before the last series was broadcast: & I know how much work has been spent on it, how much pressure people put on themselves.
& # 39; They dealt with the characters, the story, about not disappointing people. If people feel abandoned by it, I don't give a f *** because everyone tried the hardest. & # 39;
& # 39; In the evening, the cast and crew came together to drink and play board games. There are pictures of him drinking in Belfast.
Photos also appeared in November last year, taken by a Russian model, in which Harington apparently lay asleep. Olya Sergeevna, who posted them, claimed that they had had an affair, but she was tired of being so confused.
She said: & # 39; He was always drunk and could never remember what we were talking about. & # 39;
The Harington publicity team said they had never met. He was also dizzy from a Paris bar after a four-hour drinking session last spring. On this occasion he at least had a legitimate excuse: apparently he was busy on the deer before his wedding.
Kit Harington – or Christopher Catesby Harington to give him his full name – has always been a blunt soul.
He is attacked by bouncers after a verbal exchange of words in the bar in New York
Born in Acton, West London, his father is Sir David Harington, a businessman and the 15th Baronet of Ridlington, Rutland. His mother Deborah Catesby is a playwright who descends from Buspowder plotter Robert Catesby.
Yet he grew up in Worcestershire and went to the local state school, Chantry High School in Martley, before attending a sixth formation university in Worcester, where he studied theater.
He remains sensitive about his aristocratic roots. He said: & # 39; People see that I have an aristocratic legacy, so they imagine that I am one of those actors who went to public school, but I didn't. I am not from a particularly rich background. & # 39;
After attending the Central School for Speech and Drama, he was cast in a theatrical production by War Horse and then asked to appear in a pilot for Game Of Thrones. He was 23 when the first series was filmed.
He said: & # 39; In that period we all change completely, things happen to us and our entire bodies change physically.
& # 39; I look back at who I was when I started with Thrones and it is emotional because that Kit is so different from me today. That Kit was simply amazed by everything, but now when I'm sitting on a red carpet and there are flash lights, I take it for granted.
& # 39; Fame is really a weird situation. There have been times when I was pissed and selfish. But I've always had people in the neighborhood who were honest with me and agreed with me. & # 39;
He told another interviewer: & # 39; In the beginning it was exciting, then in the middle it started to get a bit weird. One of the things I look forward to is going back from that intensity.
& # 39; It will follow me forever, but I am fortunate to have been in the circus of the hype around such a show – fortunately especially since I now do not feel that I have some sort of fame that I might be Sat. & # 39;
After his character was killed – stabbed by his own brothers before he was brought back to life – he found it difficult at the end of Series Five.
At this point, he received around £ 370,000 per episode, but he said this was the darkest period in his career: & The show seemed to be so much about Jon when he died and came back.
In a documentary behind the scenes about the show, he was seen crying about the end of his beloved (and aunt) Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke (pictured with him), perishing. He said if he read what needed to be done: & # 39; I bit my eyes out. I cried. I cried, yes. & # 39;
& # 39; When you become the cliffhanger of a TV show and a TV show probably at the height of its power, the focus on you is f *** and terrifying.
& # 39; I thought I needed to feel that I was the happiest person in the world, while in fact I felt very vulnerable. I had a shaky time in my life there – as I think many people do it in their twenties.
& # 39; That was the time I started the therapy. I felt very unsafe and didn't talk to anyone. I had to feel very grateful for what I have, but I felt incredibly worried about whether I could even act. & # 39;
He was now in a romance with Rose Leslie. They met during filming in 2014 and were married in June 2018 near her family castle in Scotland. They have a house in London.
The couple was seen lovingly arm in arm in January this year and it is said that she supports him.
During treatment, he will hopefully abandon all controversy over the last series and his & # 39; have missed an end, and can concentrate on the really big question, what is next for him.
He said: & # 39; I'm glad I experienced it, but. . . you couldn't go on much longer. It is a bit incessant. & # 39; He added: & # 39; These things cannot go on forever. & # 39;
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