October 22, 2016

Kit Harington’s Bus Embarrassment

Kit Harington

Kit Harington stopped using buses when they began advertising his movies.

The 28-year-old actor was embarrassed when his movie ‘Pompeii’ was released in cinemas because the promotional posters were so hard to avoid.

He said: “I used to love to catch the bus, and I couldn’t catch them for months during that, because of the fear that I might be sitting above my own head on the side of the bus. Occupational hazard, isn’t it?”

And the buses also caused problems for Kit while he was shooting ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’ as the movie was filmed in London and they kept driving past the outdoor scenes.

He told Vulture: “It’s funny to look back at it now, but at the time, they were a real pain in the ass!

“I was half naked on a bus the whole time we were shooting because of the ‘Pompeii’ poster. Every two seconds, we would have to call, ‘Cut!’ because there was some bus with the ‘Pompeii’ poster going across in the background.

“The first time, it was funny, but then after that, it just became really tedious.”

Kit enjoyed working on the action film because he didn’t have a stuntman so could do all the physical scenes himself.

He said: “I was supposed to be smashed against the wall, but I went through it by accident. I went straight through the wall! And that made the final cut, which is quite fun.

“There was a lot of cool stuff I got to do because I didn’t have a stuntman for this. I did everything myself. I like that!

“I like it when they say, ‘You know, we haven’t got a stuntman for you. Can you do it?’

“So I was climbing up buildings, jumping from building to building, sprinting through Heathrow airport, all sorts of stuff!”

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