Kit Harington recently commented on the amount of violence on HBO’s Game of Thrones, and he feels that it’s nothing worse than watching the news.
Harington, who plays Jon Snow in the fantasy series, is adamant the horrors depicted in the drama help emphasize the futility of violence and the impact of the losses it can cause.
He tells Britain’s Radio Times magazine, “I don’t see a problem with it because you mostly always feel the consequences of that person dying. In Thrones it’s war, and awful, awful things happen, as we see on the news daily. And if we’ve got an appetite for watching these things on the news then you can’t shy away from it on cable drama.
“In Thrones, as much as they bury the dead they see very quickly there is an impact that those deaths have which I’m constantly playing. People are always dying around me in Thrones.”