Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are expecting their first child, as revealed by a new interview – in which Leslie debuts her bump.
Leslie spoke to Make Magazine, accompanying the cover story with a black and white photo that showed off her pregnancy.
Photographer Ursula Lake shared the photo on Instagram, writing: “So wonderful working with the beautiful Rose Leslie for the cover story of @make_magazineuk out now! A very special all woman team photographic shoot capturing Rose at this wonderful time as she prepares for motherhood for the first time!”
In the interview, Make Magazine said not many people can ‘pull off a Stella McCartney floor-length silk frock and a fashion shoot when expecting a baby’, but that Leslie showed ‘no sign of fatigue’ as she laughed with crew.
“Downing cups of tea, Rose is radiantly happy and excited, clearly loving the experience,” writer Hannah Rand said, adding that Leslie has remained fairly low-key since she married Harington in 2018.
The broke the news of their engagement with a classy announcement in The Times which read: “Mr K.C. Harington and Miss R.E. Leslie – The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire.”
The couple met on the set of Game of Thrones, where they played Jon Snow and wildling woman Ygritte – who were also lovers.
For Leslie, it proved to be a job that not only led to a relationship, but also further career opportunities.
She told Make Magazine in the new article: “It was an incredible experience, and for me – as an actor – it definitely opened a lot of doors with casting directors, and producers.”
After years of living in New York, Leslie and Harington have now bought an ‘incredibly old’ Tudor manor house in East Anglia as a country bolthole, which Leslie joked is ‘the house that Jon Snow built’.
Asked about how the home would be a ‘return to nature’ and a ‘chance to set up home with her husband, and new baby’, Leslie replied: “What a glorious thing to be able to run to the countryside and recoup.
“It’s a great privilege to be surrounded by greenery, birdsong and hedgerows, and our delightful neighbours. It’s so peaceful.”