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‘Game of Thrones’: Kit Harington Is Shutting Down Production for One Day So the Cast Can Attend His Real-Life Wedding

If the King in the North requests a Jon Snow day, who could refuse?

A shifted filming schedule isn’t the only reason that “Game of Thrones” might be delayed longer than some fans would have hoped. It turns out that Kit Harington has asked the producers to shut down production for one very special day.

On the UK’s “Jonathan Ross Show” this weekend, Harington revealed that he and co-star Rose Leslie will be tying the knot during the period when the final season would be filming. According to a report by the Radio Times, they have so many friends among the cast and crew that naturally everyone from “Game of Thrones” would need to attend.

“I rang [the producer] up and I said, ‘I’m getting married and it’s your fault actually,’” says the actor. “I think for the final season he is so stressed that he’s reached that peaceful level.

“I was like, ‘You need to factor in a “Game of Thrones” wedding by the way.’ They [the cast] have all got to be there so the whole thing has got to shut down.”

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie at “Game of Thrones” Season 7 premiere (Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock)

Of course, the wedding should only take a day, two tops if there’s some residual partying, so we can’t lay the blame of a delayed season at his doorstep. In fact, the nuptials couldn’t have come at a better time. With the show delayed at least a year fans can be on the lookout for the wedding photos and imagine it as a happier “Game of Thrones” alternate reality, one in which weddings are fun events that don’t end with assassinations.

Details about the big day haven’t been revealed yet, but the cast will be the only “Game of Thrones” presence there. Harington nixed the idea of costumes. “No. There is absolutely no chance of me convincing [Rose] of that,” he said. It’s probably for the best since weddings on “Game of Thrones” haven’t had the best track record. Joffrey’s Purple Wedding resulted in his death by poisoned wine, while the Red Wedding ended with many Starks and one direwolf dead. It’s a safe bet that “The Rains of Castamere” will not be in the DJ’s rotation for the reception.

Harington and Leslie, both 30, met on the set of “Game of Thrones” when she joined in the second season. Long before Jon Snow became King in the North, he was just a lowly bastard making his way to the Wall to join the Night’s Watch. Leslie played Ygritte, a wildling lass who was “kissed by fire,” aka a lucky redhead. She captured him and eventually fell for his brooding ways, and the couple’s tryst in a cave stands out as one of the most loving and positive interactions between men and women on the show so far. Sadly, her character was killed off two years later, but at least in real life, their love has remained strong.

Leslie also appeared at the “Game of Thrones” Season 7 premiere earlier this year, recording a cheeky “no spoilers” audio intro in character alongside her fiance. “Lords, ladies, wildings, bastards, and CAA agents,” Harington addressed the audience at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles in July. “We must swear our sacred oath: Night gathers, and now our watch begins. I shall take no photos, hold no phones, spread no rumors on social media. I am the shield that guards the realm of men from spoilers. I pledge my life and honor to tonight’s watch, for this night and all the nights to come… until Sunday.”

Leslie then added her signature line, “You know nothing, Jon Snow.”



Confirmed: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are engaged

The surprise announcement came on Sunday, via their respective Instagram pages.

“#Game of Thrones” actress #Sophie Turner began dating #Joe Jonas in November 2016. According to Business Insider, the two are now formally engaged. The celebrities took their respective Instagram accounts to post a picture of Turner wearing the engagement ring on Sunday, 15 October. Sophie captioned the image as, “I said yes.” The fans have been posting congratulatory wishes on both their accounts ever since. This has led to the rise of many questions about their official wedding date.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ relationship
According to The Sun, the “Game of Thrones” actress is in the full planning mode as far as her wedding with Joe Jonas is concerned.

She is excited about everything – all the way from choosing the venue to her dress. The celebrity has even decided her honeymoon destination. The Sun quotes an insider as saying that the celebrity couple is ready to “start a family.” Another report by E! Online quotes certified gemologist appraiser, Deborah Villepigue (The Jewelry Appraiser Inc) as saying that the ring may be priced somewhere between $25,000 to $30,000. The ring features a pear-shaped center stone, which according to Villepigue is made using three karats worth of diamond. The celebrity couple received positive wishes from their close friends and family members. Nick Jonas shared the same picture on his Twitter account and congratulated the two. Turner’s best-friend, Maisie Williams also published the same picture on her Instagram account and expressed her joy over being a part of this milestone.

More regarding the couple
This isn’t the first major milestone for Sophie and Nick. Turner posted a picture of an adorable puppy on her Instagram account back in September. Her caption suggested that the two had formally welcomed a new member in their family. Sophie’s “Game of Thrones” co-star, Kit Harington also announced his wedding with Rose Leslie two weeks back. The two are already living together and plan on settling down. Their official wedding date is yet to be announced. According to Buzzfeed, the production of “Game of Thrones” season 8 might be kept on hold due to this reason. Harington (Jon Snow) and Leslie (Ygritte Wilding) want their “Game of Thrones” family to be present on their important day. With Sophie Turner’s wedding on the cards too, this may cause a bit of disturbance to the TV show’s fans, as there are chances that the premiere date might end up being postponed.