We’ve seen embarrassingly backfiring April Fools pranks from a lot of celebrities lately, with the one receiving the most heat recently being Justin Bieber’s pregnancy post on Instagram. (That one got A LOT of savage remarks from followers). On the set of Late Night with Seth Meyers, another star revealed a rather embarrassing April Fools’ prank gone wrong, not of the public outrage though, just a call from th credit card company to check that you’re still sane.
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is someone known for his over the top April Fools’ pranks. He recently showed up on Late Night with Seth Meyers where he sat down and revealed his most recent prank on his wife and Game of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie.
To set the stage, understand that prior to the latest prank, Kit Harington has gone over the top with all of his April Fools’ gigs. And by ‘over the top’ we mean beyond reproach first world access to all sorts of lavish props level over the top. If you don’t understand, picture opening your refrigerator to find a severed head of your boyfriend. Then, girlfriend, Rose Leslie was pranked this very way a while back when Kit Harington placed a realistic looking severed head prop of his in the refrigerator and filmed her reaction to finding it. That must’ve cost a fortune to pull off looking realistic. But, it didn’t cost as much as what he did this year.
This year, Kit Harington was in New York for April Fools’. Without access to the same level of props, design, and a team that can help him pull it off, he decided to scale back and do something a little less dramatic. On the show, he explained:
“See, I started strong. The amount of props at my disposal diminished. I’m aware this is the most first-world April Fools’ before I tell this story. I didn’t know what to do.”
Here’s the kicker:
“It seems Leslie is very particular about her almond milk, she will only drink one brand. So I just wrote an article about how this company that makes her favorite almond milk was going under because of Brexit. Now this backfired, ‘cause she immediately rang my PA and got her to bulk-order this almond milk with my credit card, so I ended up spending 150 quid on almond milk.”
To this, Seth Meyer responded:
“It turns out the only thing more terrifying than seeing your severed head in a refrigerator is seeing cartons upon cartons of almond milk.”
Talk about trying to save up yet somehow costing yourself a fortune. A rather elaborate prank by Kit Harington, but unfortunately it did not play out the way he’d hoped. Perhaps he knows now to be more careful when pranking his wife (or to hide away his credit cards before hand so that it doesn’t turn costly).
To watch his interview and share in on the laughs on the show Late Night with Seth Meyers, hit play on the video below!