IndieWire – A shifted filming schedule isn’t the only reason that “Game of Thrones” might be delayed longer than some fans would have hoped. It turns out that Kit Harington has asked the producers to shut down production for one very special day.
On the UK’s “Jonathan Ross Show” this weekend, Harington revealed that he and co-star Rose Leslie will be tying the knot during the period when the final season would be filming. According to a report by the Radio Times, they have so many friends among the cast and crew that naturally everyone from “Game of Thrones” would need to attend.
“I rang [the producer] up and I said, ‘I’m getting married and it’s your fault actually,’” says the actor. “I think for the final season he is so stressed that he’s reached that peaceful level.“I was like, ‘You need to factor in a “Game of Thrones” wedding by the way.’ They [the cast] have all got to be there so the whole thing has got to shut down.” Of course, the wedding should only take a day, two tops if there’s some residual partying, so we can’t lay the blame of a delayed season at his doorstep.
First of all, I love happy endings so on behalf of the DailyMixReport, congrats to Kit and Rose on the engagement. I’m glad that the love they shared in the cave translated over to real life despite Rose taking an arrow from that little SOB Olly, which took her off the show.
Who knew Kit was such a prankster!
Back to the story, I’ve been seeing A LOT of hate on social media about how they think this is bad news for the show because any stoppage means the show will be pushed back. Since there’s no guarantee the show will be ready for 2018 and it might be pushed to 2019, people are getting ancy. So although they love Jon and Ygritte, they want their show to arrive in 2018 at all costs.
Here’s what I have to say to those people.
Let Kit, Rose, and the rest of the cast enjoy the wedding for a weekend. They have earned it. It’s 2, 3 days max of no production. I know we’re all upset that GoT only has 6 episodes left, but these 6 episodes are all going to be movie length. There are going to be multiple battles, a lot of deaths, and more twists than a maze. I’ve already come to accept the fact that we’re probably not getting Thrones until 2019. It’s 6 movies, people. You know how hard it is to shoot a movie? I’ll tell you, it’s really hard. This takes A LOT of time especially since they want to get it right. Production starts on Sunday and my guess is it will take 6 months to complete. If they can finish production by March, I do think there is a chance we can see it next Summer. If they want to take their time, they can’t do it in the fall (football) so it’ll be pushed back to (my guess) Spring 2019.
If it’s pushed back, whatever. It sucks, but they say good things come to those who wait and the final season will be spectacular. The wait will only make us miss it more so when it comes back, that first episode will be that much sweeter. Don’t take out your frustration on Kit and Rose. I won’t let it happen. I will defend them to the death.
P.S. Whenever I read about costars falling in love, I am not surprised whatsoever. Frankly, I feel like it’s bound to happen when you spend so much time and fake intimacy with one person. It has to be a real connection. I’m more surprised when two super attractive, single costars don’t fall in love. All I know is if a girl showed me attention and fake fell in love with me, even if she’s paid to do it as an actress, I’m marrying her in real life, no questions asked.