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.