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Kit Harington Used To Write 'Really Bad' Poems To Win Over Girls

The "Testament of Youth" star has more in common with his character than you might think...

With reporting by Josh Horowitz

If you watched Jon Snow take Ygritte into that cave on "Game of Thrones," then it's probably tough for you to imagine a time when Kit Harington didn't easily win over the ladies. However, Harington -- who plays the real-life World War I-era poet and solider Roland Leighton in the critically acclaimed film "Testament of Youth" -- told MTV News that, believe it or not, there was once a time when he had to employ some of Leighton's timeless tactics to win hearts.

"It was, yes," Harington said, when asked if poetry was ever his chosen means for wooing a woman. "I have written [poetry]."

However, Harington was also humble enough to admit that his poetry wasn't quite as on-point as Leighton's, who won the heart of future author Vera Brittain (played by Alicia Vikander in the film) with his soothing words.

"I don't know if I have had success," Harington continued. "I don't know. I've written poems to girls before. They were really bad. I don't know; maybe it hindered more than succeeded."

Even if it did hinder Harington's chances with the ladies of his past, at the very least the exercise helped him play a plum role in his future.

"I kind of relate to Roland in that way in this film," Harington concluded. "He's a little... he's a silly little romantic in many ways, like I have been in the past."

Silver linings, you know?

"Testament of Youth" hits U.S. theaters on Friday, June 5.