There are potential spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones season 6. If you want to have absolutely no information about the fate of a popular character, then stop reading now! You’ve been warned!
You have to admire Kit Harington’s commitment to a bit. Even after HBO has largely given the game away by including Harington’s Jon Snow in the first poster and the first teaser for Game of Thrones season 6, Harington still refuses to let go of last season’s cliffhanger, which left his character bleeding out after several of his fellow Night’s Watch brothers fatally stabbed him.
Harington has been ducking the press for months now, but in a new interview with Digital Spy he said, “People didn’t want me to die, but he’s dead. So there you go, everyone has to get used to it. ”
Sure, Jon Snow is dead for now…but Game of Thrones exists in a world where death isn’t necessarily the end. One of the most popular theories about reversing this particular death is that Melisandre will resurrect Jon Snow, even though she previously expressed shock that such a feat was even possible.
In the rest of his interview, Harington was a little bit disingenuous about his involvement in the new season.
“I haven’t done Thrones in a while,” said Harington. “I had quite a lot of time off last year. I’ve been taking it easy. And relaxing. When I realized I was doing [Doctor Faustus], I had a few months to prepare for it, and something like this takes some working through before even getting into the rehearsal room. ”
We know this isn’t entirely truthful, as Harington has been spotted in costume last year on the set of Game of Thrones. That said, it could mean that Harington will only appear sparingly in the new season before his character stages a dramatic comeback.
Game of Thrones season 6 will premiere on April 24.
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HT: Digital Spy
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