Kit Harington fell in love in a hopeless place.
Before he was dead and then alive again, Harington’s character, Jon Snow, ventured with the Night’s Watch beyond the wall and into the vast winter lands in the beginning of “Game of Thrones“ Season 2. Soon enough, he found himself alone in the wilderness with his recent capture, a wilding girl by the name of Ygritte (Rose Leslie). And, well, you know the rest of the story.
It turns out that the tundra setting fueled a connection between Harington and Leslie, transforming the on-screen Jon Snow-Ygritte romance into a real-life love story.
When asked in a recent Vogue Italia interview about his best “Game of Thrones” memory, Harington made our collective hearts swoon with a response that we plan to recite verbatim on our wedding day regardless of the wishes of our future spouse.
“The three weeks in Iceland when we were shooting the second season,” he said. “Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love.”
He added, “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.”
Rumors about their relationship swirled for years before the pair made their official red carpet debut together at the Olivier Awards in April 2016. Harington and Leslie were first linked in 2012 and reportedly dated for a short time before splitting. But the two still remained friends after the break up, until they were spotted kissing earlier this year.
Finally, a happy “Game of Thrones” ending.