Kit Harington is well-aware he’s one lucky man.
We cross paths with people every day, but rarely do we meet someone who we’re certain we want to spend the rest of our days with.
Which is why Kit Harington is under no false illusions that he’s one of the luckiest men alive for having crossed paths with fellow actress Rose Leslie.
So much so, that he’s revealed that gaining the opportunity to work on Game of Thrones was the best thing to ever happen to him for one reason: he met his wife on set.
That’s right, he may be loved for his portrayal of Jon Snow, but for Harington all that really matters is that securing the part lead him to Leslie – and he wants everyone to know about it, too.
Which is why after this year’s Emmy Awards, Harington told reporters backstage about what he considered to be the best thing about Game of Thrones.
“I met my wife in this show,” Harington told Variety. “In that way, it gave me my future family and my life from here on in. That’s the main thing it did for me.”
Harington, who plays Snow in the HBO fantasy epic, met his wife Leslie on set – they played star-crossed lovers, which soon become their reality.
“It’s changed it completely. The last 10 years. You cannot ask for a better job to have in your twenties, to take you through your twenties than to be an actor in Game of Thrones,” he continued. “It’s been the most amazing thing. It’s changed it completely.”
The pair, who tied the knot earlier this year in Scotland, started dating shortly after joining the show. But Harington admitted before walking down the aisle that he sort of messed up the proposal.
Speaking to Jonathan Ross on his ITV show, he shared: “I did have some plans to do it. I was going to string up some lights in some trees and do all the romantic stuff, but we were in the country and we were under this beautiful night sky and had a log fire burning and red wine… and I blew my load early.”
Spotting the expression on Ross’ face, the actor realised that he’d maybe not expressed himself so well.
Then, laughing, Harington added: “Sorry that’s a really bad expression!
“What I meant to say was, I popped my question a bit early. Not blew my load.”
You can see their couple’s beautiful wedding ceremony here.