Being an actor is not always easy and it is not Kit Harington who will say the opposite. The one who plays the roles today had a very difficult start during which he made many sacrifices. He will be showing in the film Pompeii, broadcast on W9 this Sunday, December 4, and for this role, he had to make a very important physical transformation. Indeed, Kit Harington embodies Milo and he thus followed a high protein diet of 3,000 calories per day. This allowed him to take 12 kilos but also to lose them so easily. Indeed, the actor then had to go on a diet to go from about 76 to 64 kilos and thus, develop his muscles so that they are perfectly drawn. A step that was not easy since this intensive training “turned into an obsession for Kit Harington”, as revealed by Allociné. He then “suffered from body dysmorphia (Editor’s note: excessive anxiety about the appearance of his body)”, to the point of becoming completely obsessed with his physical appearance. “He was going to the gym three times a day, six days a week, going so far as to exhaust himself”, specifies the media. A first film role for Kit Harington who was the subject of criticism, indicating that his teenagers had been digitally added.

This diet, Kit Harington suffered a lot. On the occasion of the promotion of the film in Australia, the actor had mentioned this experience. “It was a full-time job. I trained six times a week, three times a day and followed a very strict diet,” he explained, highlighting the fact that it was not easy . However, despite this intensive training, Kit Harington never wanted it to end and he even claimed to have finally enjoyed it. “It really becomes an obsession, you’re into it. At a certain point, it makes things easier,” he said before adding, “It’s getting out of that kind of diet and lifestyle. which is then difficult”. The one who has long been on the poster of Games of Thrones had specified that he had accepted this role in order to be able to reveal his body on the screen. “I think I did Pompeii as a reaction, because I’m never allowed to take my clothes off in Game of Thrones,” he recalled before lamenting: “Everyone undresses in the show and not me”. In order to perfect his body, Kit Harington was able to count on the help of Nuno Capitao de Salles, his physical coach. Seeing that the situation was starting to degenerate since the actor must have been obsessed with his body, he intervened to slow him down and remind him of the importance of not putting his health in danger. As a reminder, at the end of the series Game of Thrones, the actor had revealed to have suffered from problems related to stress and alcohol. He was then treated in a center located in Connecticut. A break that had been necessary for his sanity.

Kit Harington: who does he share his life with?

Kit Harington could not show his body in the series Game of Thrones but this one allowed him to find love. For several years, it is with Rose Leslie that he shares his life. Both met on the set and they never left each other. “When you’re attracted to someone, and you play the lovers in the series, it’s very easy to fall in love,” said the actor in the columns of Vogue Italy. The couple married in June 2018 in Scotland and welcomed their first child, a baby boy, in February 2021.

Kit Harington: this surreal diet that made him gain and then lose 12 kilos

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