The current issue of Time Magazine has a cover story on Game of Thrones. Now that we are about to get the first half of the final season, it’s like we finally hit peak saturation, I guess. To be fair, I sat here and read the first half of the article with interest, but so far, the piece doesn’t really capture the crazy ride that it has been so far, to be a fan of this show and these characters. You can see Time Magazine’s cover package here, and it includes an exclusive photoshoot with the primary actors. You know who I think is going to die sooner rather than later? Jamie Lannister. It’s just a weird feeling I’m getting, maybe I’m wrong. Anyway, Kit Harington did an individual interview with Time and he ended up talking about global warming and how the show can be a nice distraction from the international sh-tshow that is Donald Trump, basically.
Filming in Iceland: “The one irony I found this year, it was a very sad irony: We went to Iceland to find snow, because winter is [there]. We got there and we were lucky to get the snow we did because, in our world, winter is definitely not here. It’s this weird parallel, the opposite parallel. We go out there this year, and the glacier that me and [former co-star Rose Leslie] filmed on four years ago, I saw it and it has shrunk. I saw climate change and global warming with my own eyes, and it is terrifying.”
Game of Thrones as escapism: “Westeros maybe feels like a nice escapism compared to what you’re seeing on the news because the world’s politics has gotten very, very dark in recent weeks and months.”
Discomfort with the Jon Snow character: “There were times early on where I felt what I was doing with the character was wrong. I made mistakes and felt that he wasn’t interesting enough. That sounds weird, but I’ve never been quite content with him. Maybe that’s what makes him him. That angst. He could be a bit too morose, he didn’t quite go there emotionally … This year there is this huge seismic shift where all of what he’s learned over the years, suddenly… He’s still the same Jon, but he grows up.”
Sad irony: when winter is supposed to be coming and global warming is melting all the glaciers. But it’s all a hoax cooked up by JYNA. Yes, we really do need the escapism of Game of Thrones and I’m not even sorry about that. The rest of the summer is going to be full of good escapism for me: Wimbledon starting on Monday, then on the same day of the Wimbldeon Men’s Final, Game of Thrones premieres. That Sunday, July 16th, is going to be a good day, I can just feel it.
Tell me Kit Harington does not look like he’s doing a promotional shot for The Bastard Bachelor of Winterfell: The Final Winter Rose Ceremony right here.
Photos courtesy of Time Magazine.