Is Jon Snow dead or is he alive? Is he merely dead or is he deader than dead? In the dark months since Jon Snow died on Game of Thrones season 5, these speculations have been keeping his fandom alive. But now, Kit Harrington has murdered all our hopes by brutally saying Jon Snow is dead and people should just get used to it.
As if, it was that simple.
Harrington, 29, said Snow is very much dead and fans should accept the fact, reported Digital Spy. “I was hoping that there would be an outcry of ‘why?’ and ‘oh god, no, no’ rather than ‘thank god’. That was the right reaction as far as I was concerned! People didn’t want me to die, but he’s dead. So there you go, everyone has to get used to it,” he said.
The actor also hinted that his involvement is very less in the upcoming season six of the popular HBO fantasy series. “I haven’t done Thrones in a while. I had quite a lot of time off last year. I’ve been taking it easy. And relaxing. When I realised I was doing this, I had a few months to prepare for it, and something like this takes some working through before even getting into the rehearsal room,” he said.
So how did he deal with Jon Snow’s fate and the resultant rumours? “I’ve just hit the ground, and gone undercover. I’ve tried to do absolutely no press for anything. It’s brilliant, the fact that people care about this TV show and what happens to the people they love or hate in it, is a special thing. I’ve got nothing to complain about, put it that way.”
Game of Thrones season six will premier on April 24.