Kit Harington Gets No Attention With a Birthday Right After Christmas

Kit Harington talks about what it's like to have a birthday the day after Christmas and how he typically spends it in a pub in his hometown.

Released on 12/26/2016

Credits

Starring: Kit Harington
Director: Lynn Hirschberg
Producer: Nickolas James and Evan T. Cohen
Editor: Chris Dawson
Cinematographer: Ali Cengiz
Production Coordinator: Corey Jacobs
Composer: Marcelo Lessa
Production Assistant: Patrick Linberg

Transcript

00:00
[Interviewer] What was your favorite birthday?
00:03
My birthday's the day after Christmas
00:05
so it's always the same. (interviewer laughs)
00:13
My whole family just descends on my birthday
00:16
and I get no attention. (interviewer laughs)
00:18
So I always end up getting really grumpy
00:20
and selfish on my birthday.
00:23
My favorite, it's always the same, I go to my local pub.
00:26
And it is a great way, I'm always at home back at where
00:29
my parents live, where I grew up.
00:31
It's a great way of getting all my friends back together.
00:33
[Interviewer] Do you get presents even though
00:34
it's the day after Christmas?
00:36
They get worse each year, I find.
00:38
(laughing)
00:40
I think I got a Harry Potter Cluedo set last year.
00:43
(laughing)
00:45
A, I'm not 10 years old, and B that's just, that is such
00:48
a token effort, mom and dad.
00:51
[Interviewer] When you were a kid did they try really hard
00:53
to, sort of, differentiate the days?
00:55
They did, they were very good, they were very good.
00:57
[Interviewer] It's also Boxing Day, right?
00:58
Boxing Day, yeah, Boxing.
00:59
So you have another holiday, as well.
01:01
Yeah, and it's always a holiday,
01:03
you're always with your family.
01:05
You get, I like getting that shit out of the way,
01:07
so it's like, Christmas, birthday, done,
01:09
right, don't have to think about it.
01:10
I love having a birthday on Boxing Day, I just don't
01:12
get enough attention, but then I never get
01:14
enough attention just, generally.
01:15
(interviewer laughs)