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The iron Throne Actor Kit Harington has spoken candidly about his past addictions.
In conversation with Sunday Times, the 34-year-old revealed how, during and after his time as iconic Night Watchman Jon Snow, “some pretty horrible stuff” happened in his personal life.
“Things that have happened to me since Thrones completed, and which were occurring during Thrones, were quite traumatic in nature and included alcohol.
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“You come to a place where you feel like a bad person, you feel like a shameful person. And you feel like there’s no way out, it’s just who you are, ”Harington recalls. “And getting sober is the process of saying ‘No, I can change.’
“One of my favorite things I’ve learned recently is that the expression ‘a leopard doesn’t change its spots’ is completely wrong: that a leopard in fact changes its spots. I just think it’s the most beautiful thing. It really helped me.
“It was something that I sort of clung to; the idea that I could make this huge fundamental change in who I was and how I conducted my life. “
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The future MCU star (in the Eternals) was then asked if he had felt suicidal at any point during his struggles.
“I will give you an answer to this question: the answer is yes. Yes of course. I went through times of real depression where I wanted to do all kinds of things.
“I certainly don’t want to be seen as a martyr or a special,” Harington continued. “I experienced something, it’s my thing. If it helps anyone, that’s fine.
“I will say about my addictions that I kept them very, very quiet and I was incredibly secretive and incredibly locked up with them. So they were a surprise to the people around me. Which is quite often the case, I guess. ”
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