‘Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington on falling in love with co-star Rose Leslie

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Actor Kit Harington, from "Game of Thrones", poses on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

By Jareen Imam


(CNN) — The realm of “Game of Thrones” isn’t known for being a romantic place.

But its bloody storyline has inspired a true connection between two favorite characters.



Kit Harington, who plays the much-beloved Jon Snow, has opened up about his real-life romance with Scottish co-star Rose Leslie, according to a recent interview with Italian Vogue.

Leslie, who played fiery wilding Ygritte, was Snow’s tumultuous romance throughout the show.

During his sit-down with the fashion magazine, Harington detailed his favorite “Game of Thrones” scene so far. It’s the kind of description that leaves a person with butterflies:

“The three weeks in Iceland when we were shooting the second season. Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love,” he said.

Tragically, Leslie’s character was axed at the end of season four, breaking the hearts of many fans. Although those tattered hearts were slightly repaired this season when Harington’s character, who was stabbed to death in season five, was brought back to life.

Speculations over the stars’ romance were solidified when the pair was photographed together on the red carpet for the Laurence Olivier Awards in London.

“If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love…” Harington told Vogue.

Maybe he’s lost in the wilds of love.

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