‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Knows His Way Around Ash, Thanks to his Role in ‘Pompeii’

kit-harington-pompeii

When actors make an action film, there are always hazards to the job. Just ask Kit Harington about his time on set during the filming of Pompeii. He has stories to tell.

The Game of Thrones star shared, “It was boiling hot in the studio and the ash was so horrid to work in, you couldn’t really keep your eyes open for long. You’d inhale a piece and you’d start coughing. You’d turn black from the soot.”

He spent several days in those condition until the ash was gone.

Harington continued, “After being in the ash for three days, they said, ‘Oh, we’ve run out of ash, we’ll CGI it in,’ … Don’t even tell me you could have done that all along.”

Well, it definitely offered up an authentic experience for the 27-year-old actor.

One thing he is grateful for is the opportunity to work on a big-budget film.

“I don’t think I would have been offered this role had it not been for Game of Thrones,” he said.

From his work on the HBO show, director Paul W.S. Anderson knew he struck gold with an actor who has a strong following and excellent stage combat skills.

The British actor touched upon that, “One of the great things about being an actor is the kind of skill set you’re forced to have — and my [résumé ] pretty much says swordfighting now. I’m not sure I’ll be touching swords other than in Thrones for a while. I want to try guns or something next … or a romantic drama!”

There has to be a rom-com in his future.

Pompeii opens nationwide on Feb. 21.

Via New York Daily News

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/kit-harington-game-of-thrones.jpg
Kit Harington: “You got into this job to play roles and depict characters, celebrity is an unfortunate side effect”
“I kind of weirdly fell into being an action hero…I have no f— idea how that happened. You have to remind people that you want to act rather than just run around" - Kit Harington
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/dustin-hoffman.jpg
Dustin Hoffman: “It’s the worst that film has ever been – in the 50 years that I’ve been doing it”
“I was a freak accident, so I got a lead that happened to be The Graduate and it was like a light switch went on and I was an instant star" - Dustin Hoffman
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/channing-tatum-magic-mike-xxl.jpg
Channing Tatum’s Reddit AMA Covered Everything from ‘Magic Mike XXL’, His “Bad” Acting in ‘Step Up’ and Frozen Poop
"I do get nervous to act, it kind of depends on what it is really." - Channing Tatum
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/true-detective-taylor-kitsch.jpg
Taylor Kitsch on Living Up to Season One of ‘True Detective’ and Sleeping on New York City Subways
"I had someone very close to me say to me that hopefully I’ll have many more ups and downs, not in just my career but in life. If you don’t have that, you’re not taking enough risks." - Taylor Kitsch
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Sutton-Foster-Younger.jpg
Sutton Foster Talks Ageism and Her Need To Be Creative
"Even when I’m not working, I’m still working on something because I just want to create something." - Sutton Foster