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Kit Harington and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje attend Philly premiere of 'Pompeii'

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Excited fans and press lined up in Philadelphia on Monday night to get glimpses of, and interviews with, Kit Harington and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, stars of the upcoming Sony Pictures movie "Pompeii." The red-carpeted screening event was held at The Franklin Institute science museum, which coincidentally has a current exhibit entitled "One Day In Pompeii" on display through April. Both stars introduced and did a Q & A prior to the film.

Set in 79 A.D., "Pompeii" depicts the story of Milo (Harington), a slave turned gladiator who must save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator against her will. True to the fate of the actual city of Pompeii, Milo must accomplish this feat as Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava and the city crumbles around him.

Harington, who also starred in the HBO series "Game of Thrones" as Jon Snow, commented that one of the challenges of the role was it being "the most physically demanding thing I've ever done." When asked if he was drawn to the fantasy genre, Harington stated "I am actually. I loved Thrones because of the fantasy element in it. And through Thrones I got to really love being in period dramas."

When asked what attracted him to the character Atticus in "Pompeii," Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje stated "there are two things I look at when I approach a project. Do I like the story and do I like my part in that story. And it was yes on both counts." He went on to describe the Atticus character as "truly iconic. He is something for any man to emulate."

Kit Harington can next be "heard" (voice of Eret) in the CGI fantasy film "How to Train Your Dragon 2," and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is in the highly anticipated remake of "Annie," starring child actor phenom Quvenzhane Wallis. Both projects are slated for release later this year.


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