Here's What Kit Harington Has To Say About Last Night's Jon Snow Twist
The actor playing Jon Snow has got some explaining to do. He owes it to the fans.
BY matt miller | May 3, 2016 | Film & TV
It's hard to imagine what this year must have been like for Kit Harington. For 10 months the poor guy had to put on a performance about Jon Snow's fate in Game of Thrones. "Jon Snow is dead," Harington likely said a few thousand times since Season Five ended with his character lying in a pool of his own blood.
It was even a burden for actors Harington had never appeared in a scene with, like Aidan Gillen who plays Littlefinger. It got to the point where, in the weeks leading up to the Game of Thrones Season Six premiere, HBO publicists were responding to interview requests with: "Kit's character is dead so he isn't available." That's intense! It's almost as if Kit's character is dead, so Kit, too, is dead. Well, now that Snow has officially woken up on the show, Harington can now speak publicly about his character not being entirely dead. And here's what he has to say for himself from the first clip of a "top-secret cover story" from Entertainment Weekly:
"Sorry. I'd like to say sorry for lying to everyone. I'm glad that people were upset that he died. I think my biggest fear was that people were not going to care. Or it would just be, 'Fine, Jon Snow's dead.' But it seems like people had a, similar to the Red Wedding episode, kind of grief about it. Which means something I'm doing—or the show is doing—is right."
Ugh ... poor guy. Must have been a hard year, but hopefully the $300,000 per episode he makes on Game of Thrones made up for it. Wonder how much he was paid for episodes one and two of Season Six where he was just lying around dead the whole time?
From: Esquire US.