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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Shares Traumatic Experiences & Alcohol Addiction

'Game of Thrones' Star Kit Harington Shares Traumatic Experiences Triggered by Alcohol Addiction

The new MCU star on Eternals Kit Harington described his traumatic experiences with alcohol addiction after and during the hit HBO drama Game of Thrones.

The newest Marvel star Kit Harington is speaking up about the “traumatic” experiences in his life that prompted him to seek sobriety.

The 34-year-old actor previously revealed why he suffered from mental health issues in 2019, and now he’s discussing his intention to go sober.

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Kit told The Times how stuff that has transpired with him since Thrones ended, and those that were unfolding throughout Game of Thrones, was of a pretty painful sort, and they did involve alcohol.

Harington added,

You get to a place where you feel like you are a bad person, you feel like you are a shameful person.

He continued,

And you feel that there’s no way out, that’s just who you are. And getting sober is the process of going, ‘No, I can change.’ One of my favorite things I learned recently is that the expression ‘a leopard doesn’t change its spots’ is completely false: that a leopard actually does change its spots.

Harington feels that’s the most lovely thing, and it was quite beneficial. That was something he held to, the concept that he could make such a profound transformation in who he was and how he went about his life.

The actor was asked if he had ever considered suicide while suffering from depression. Kit said he’d provide a definite yes or no answer to that query, and followed it up with, of course.

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The Game of Thrones star went through phases of severe sadness when he wanted to do anything. Perhaps talking about it might benefit somebody, someplace, but he didn’t want to be perceived as a martyr or as someone special.

Harington’s been through a lot, and he claims it’s all his fault. Kit reckons it’s a nice thing if it benefits someone.

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