Actor Kit Harington opens up about alcohol addiction

Actor Kit Harington has opened up on his battle with alcohol and depression, following the conclusion of Game Of Thrones.

Speaking to The Guardian, the 35-year-old said he is “so grateful” he got sober before the birth of his baby son.

The actor had his first child last year with on screen co-star Rose Leslie, who plays the character Ygritte in the hit series.

On his struggle with addiction, he said: “This is a very addictive job.

“In a week’s time, I’m going to go out, stand on stage and get applause and it’s going to be a huge rush and a high.

Image: The Game Of Thrones star says becoming sober ‘saved’ him. Pic: HBO/Sky

“The trouble is, I never really wanted to come down from that high.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, in 2020, Harington attended a “wellness retreat” before the Game Of Thrones finale aired, to address some “personal issues”.

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However, the London-born actor says he looks back on the show with “great fondness”

He said: “I feel very privileged to have been in it and I’m continuing to get to be in the theatre, in large part, because of that show.

“There’s a baby boy downstairs, and my wife, who I met on the show.”

Harington is next appearing at the Donmar Warehouse from February to April starring in Henry V.

Source : Sky News