In an interview with the Guardian, the british actor spoke about the certain difficulties that comes with being a world-famous celebrity. Kit Harrington said that the best year of filming Game of Thrones was the first season, as the actors of the series were not too popular that fans were around them at all times.
"Maybe the most special year was the first. We weren’t being recognised in the street, we didn’t know what we were doing, we were having a great time." said Kit. But now, there's no going back on how famous he has become since then. He described such a situation in Spain, where about 600 fans would be camped outside his hotel every day, and he had to get through them. "It feels like being Bieber or something."
Apparently when the word 'celebrity' is said, it makes Kit snappy, uncomfortable, and turns him into a grumpy person. While such fame does thrill him, at certain times for instance when he is with friends, he feels that it is unfair on them as they have to bear the burnt of it.
But according to Kit, the 'photo thing' (as he called it, reported the Guardian), is the main problem. Now he has set days where he will not take any pictures with fan - and delivers the rejection in a polite and apologetic manner, nevertheless it is bound to upset some people.
"But you just have to, otherwise you start feeling like a mannequin. Especially me and Rose, we never do a photo together. Because then it makes our relationship feel like… puppets." explains Kit. Further adding that he feels like they are a "walking show."
The Game of Throne stars have been the biggest topic for weeks now, especially since they got engaged pretty recently! And while they are widely famous celebrities adored by millions, sometimes they want to be left alone by fans as they walk down the street.
Even if this seems rude to some fans, it is to be understood that being a celebrity is a tough job. They are human just like the rest of us, and sometimes they want to have a normal evening with people they love without having fans or paparazzi surrounding them wherever they go.