Game of Thrones Production Delayed for Kit Harrington's Wedding

Posted 2017/10/11 2538 0

The production of Game of Thrones‘ eighth season will be delayed for the wedding of Kit Harrington and former Game of Thrones actress, Rose Leslie.


Last month, it was reported that Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Rose Leslie had gotten engaged and now according to IndieWire, on the UK's Jonathan Ross Show, Kit Harrington revealed that he and fiancé/wildling badass Rose Leslie will tie the knot during the filming period of Game Of Thrones' final season. The actor recalled contacting the producers of Game of Thrones and explaining that he is due to wed to Leslie, whom he met on the set of the show several years prior:

“I rang [the producer] up and I said, ‘I’m getting married and it’s your fault, actually.’ […] I was like, ‘You need to factor in a Game of Thrones wedding by the way. They [the cast and crew] have all got to be there so the whole thing has got to shut down.’”

Indiewire doesn’t mention which producer Harington is talking about, but it’s likely either David Benioff or Dan Weiss. It doesn’t sound like there are any plans to film the wedding and air it on HBO for hardcore Game Of Thrones fans, but hopefully somebody will release some fun photos at least.

The news that Harington and Leslie’s nuptials will necessitate a break in filming is the latest piece of evidence to suggest that Game of Thrones season 8 won’t be ready for broadcast until 2019. Iain Glen already explained that shooting will take longer than usual due to the fact that most of the main players are sharing scenes now, thus making it harder to have multiple units filming different scenes at the same time. Production is starting soon on the new season, and it’s believed that filming will continue until summer 2018.