‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Talks Season Finale Madness
Last night’s Game of Thrones finale spared no feelings. Characters either dropped like flies or met with pretty iffy situations left and right and I don’t even know who’s alive anymore and who isn’t.
(SPOILERS AHEAD! THIS IS A WARNING! If you haven’t watched the Game of Thrones finale and continue reading, we will not be held responsible!)
One major character whose life is (maybe?) hanging in the balance is Kit Harington’s Jon Snow. The Commander of the Night’s Watch was stabbed multiple times by his own men (even little Olly!) for allowing the Wildlings to enter their camp as allies against the White Walkers. The final shot of the show was pretty much torture, lingering on Jon’s face as he lay in the snow with blood pouring out of him.
Entertainment Weekly got the scoop on what that ending means for Snow next season, sitting down to chat with Mr. Know Nothing himself, Kit Harington. Kit spilled details on how he reacted when he learned of Jon’s fate, what he thinks is ahead now that Jon is (maybe?) dead and the question we all REALLY care about…will he cut his hair?
Below are some of our favorite Kit Harington quotes from his interview with EW:
On learning of Jon’s fate:
“Like every season, you read something in the script and go, “Oh f–k.” I kind of knew it was coming. I didn’t read [George R.R. Martin’s novel] A Dance with Dragons. But I read the other books and I had heard this is what happens. So I had an inkling it should be this season. I didn’t realize it would be the final shot of the season and that made it extra special. It’s always kind of nice really when you’re the last thing that happens in that episode. I dunno, I loved it. I loved how they brought Olly in to be the person who kills me. I love how the storyline with Thorne was wrapped up. I think it was really well crafted by [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss]. It felt like the right way for it to happen.”
On cutting that famous mane:
“I look like Jim Morrison right now. I don’t know what to do with it. I can cut it if I want, but it’s probably wise to leave long until I know what the next part is. I’ve kind of grown accustomed to it, it would feel weird to change it.”[Note: Shortly after this interview was conducted, he cut it.]
On whether or not Jon’s really dead:
“This is my understanding of it. I had a sit-down with Dan and David, we did the Tony Soprano walk [letting an actor know they’re being whacked]. And they said, “Look, you’re gone, it’s done.” And as far as the salary thing goes, that angered me when that story came out. I don’t know where it came from, but it was inaccurate in many ways. It’s going to put questions into your head and into fans’ heads that things are not what they are. Quite honestly, I have never been told the future of things in this show, but this is the one time I have. They sat me down and said, “This is how it is.” If anything in the future is not like that, then I don’t know about it – it’s only in David and Dan and George’s heads. But I’ve been told I’m dead. I’m dead. I’m not coming back next season. So that’s all I can tell you, really”.
On post-Snow Game of Thrones:
You build up people’s expectations so high, how do you finish it? I don’t know how they’re going to finish Thrones, but I think I’ve gone out on a great season. I think they’ll have to end it with most epic f–k-all battle TV has ever seen.
Seeing what happened to Jon last night was gut-wrenching (no pun intended), but we have to admit, we aren’t entirely convinced that the Bastard of Winterfell won’t be returning next season. We’re big believers in the RT+LS=JS theory, and will be impatiently waiting on it to come into play next season.
Let us know what you thought of last night’s shocking finale, and what’s ahead (or not) for Jon Snow, in the comments below.
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