'Game of Thrones' Kit Harington on falling in love with co-star

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  • GoT characters Jon Snow and Ygritte are a real-life couple
  • Actor Kit Harington says he fell in love with his co-star while on set

(CNN)The realm of "Game of Thrones" isn't known for being a romantic place.

But its bloody storyline has inspired a true connection between two favorite characters.
    (WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW)
    Kit Harington plays Jon Snow on HBO's "Game of Thrones."
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    Kit Harington, who plays the much-beloved Jon Snow, has opened up about his real-life romance with Scottish co-star Rose Leslie, according to a recent interview with Italian Vogue.
    Leslie, who played fiery wilding Ygritte, was Snow's tumultuous romance throughout the show.
    Rose Leslie played Ygritte on "Game of Thrones."
    During his sit-down with the fashion magazine, Harington detailed his favorite "Game of Thrones" scene so far. It's the kind of description that leaves a person with butterflies:
    "The three weeks in Iceland when we were shooting the second season. Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love," he said.
    Tragically, Leslie's character was axed at the end of season four, breaking the hearts of many fans. Although those tattered hearts were slightly repaired this season when Harington's character, who was stabbed to death in season five, was brought back to life.
    Harington's character Jon Snow was brought back to life during season 6.
    Speculations over the stars' romance were solidified when the pair was photographed together on the red carpet for the Laurence Olivier Awards in London.
    "If you're already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love..." Harington told Vogue.
    Maybe he's lost in the wilds of love.