Kit Harington on Jon Snow’s resurrection – “sorry”
Kit Harington has apologised to fans for lying to them after the second episode of the new season of Game of Thrones revealed that his character Jon Snow has been resurrected.
Entertainment Weekly broke the exclusive story shortly after the premiere of ‘Homeward Bound’, which saw Ser Davos Seaworth convince the Red Priestess Melisandre to attempt to resurrect dead Night’s Watch Lord Commander Jon Snow. While the episode left it until the last minute to reveal whether the spell had been successful, Jon Snow was shown gasping for breath and decidedly alive.
Asked what he would like to say to fans in light of the reveal, Harington sheepishly said: “sorry”.
He continued: “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.”
According to EW, Harington was asked by showrunners of the mammoth fantasy hit to act both on-screen and off-screen over the past year, so that fans would not be spoiled as to the true fate of Jon Snow.
The deception was almost as big as the show itself. Not only was Harington secretly filming at the show’s Belfast studios, but he was actually filming more scenes than any other actor in Game of Thrones this year. Harington said: “I was told that when I was told I was coming back – that the season I was coming back for would be my biggest, and that’s quite a lot to take as well.”
Co-star Charlotte Hope, who played the sadistic Myranda in the series, claimed on Thronecast last night that Harington even kept up the deception that he was leaving the show while extremely drunk at a season five wrap party.
We’re just glad that Jon Snow is finally back.
Game of Thrones airs Mondays on Sky Atlantic at 2am and 9pm.