Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Make a Rare Red-Carpet Appearance
By Lauren Le Vine. Photos: Getty Images, Courtesy of Instagram.
There’s just something about the Olivier Awards that seems to pull Kit Harington and Rose Leslie out of the woodwork. The two made their red-carpet debut (as the tabloids love to say) at last year’s awards, and they returned in 2017 to remind the world that, even with their on-screen Game of Thrones romance in the past, in real life they're still going strong.
Leslie went with even more of a “kissed by fire” look than last year, wearing a see-through red Christian Dior gown. They know how much we miss Jon Snow and Ygritte! Thank you for indulging our fanfic where Ygritte is still alive, and they never left the cave, you two.
Last year’s Olivier appearance wasn’t entirely a surprise, given the fact that the couple had been rumored to be dating on and off for years. They’d never gone quite so public, but Harington had revealed their relationship to the world just days before on the Jonathan Ross Show. “I fell in love in Iceland,” he told the host during a now-beloved interview for fans of Game of Thrones and true love. “I fell in love with my co-star.” Ross joked that Leslie could do better, but a mere two days later, there they were, indulging photographers by sharing a kiss on the carpet.
It’s hard to catch the former crow and the wildling in the actual wild, especially because he’s off filming Thrones in exotic locales relentlessly protected from paparazzi, and she’s currently starring on The Good Fight. Still, eagle-eyed fans spotted them in a Brooklyn bar over the summer. Harington even indulged them with a photo, although Leslie unfortunately opted out.
In our heart of hearts, they spent the night with Harington serenading Leslie with “Wildling, you make my heart sing,” from Chris Martin’s Game of Thrones musical. Maybe they were workshopping it off-off-off Broadway (as in Williamsburg) to get it ready for the Great White Way. If it happened to the multiple Olivier-winning Groundhog Day, it can happen to Game of Thrones.
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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