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kit haringtont the wrapJon Snow died at the end of season 5, then came back to life in the second episode of season 6 and by the end of the last season, had defeated Ramsay Bolton, reclaimed Winterfell for House Stark and was named the King in the North. His true parentage was also revealed and turns out that he is not Ned Stark’s bastard but the secret son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, which also gives him a very good claim to the Iron Throne. Kit Harington recently spoke to TheWrap about his character’s incredible journey on Game of Thrones and admitted that he was initially ‘disappointed’ by Jon Snow’s resurrection:

“I knew I was coming back to life, but I didn’t know if I’d come back as a changed person, as a villain. So I couldn’t pre-plan anything, which was hard. And then I got the scripts, and actually, he comes back as himself, as the Jon that everyone knows. Which at first I found disappointing. But it’s more subtle than that. He has an insight into what lies beyond that very few people in his world do, and that no one in our world does—he knows that there’s no afterlife. Which does quietly drive who he is and what he wants to do.”

Harington also commented on the Battle of the Bastards, calling it ‘one of the tougher things to film’:

“It was chaos filming that, really. It was cut together beautifully and really well thought out, but once we got out in that field and realized the scale of what we were trying to do, we had to start improvising. And that got confusing at times, just trying to put together the chronology of it, and map his emotional journey through it. The whole battle scene was so much fun in some ways, and so arduous in others. I don’t doubt this is one of the tougher things to film on TV. Just the nature of the location work can be brutal. And I’m always in the mud. [Laughs] Everyone else gets a nice warm castle, and I’m somewhere in a field getting trodden on by horses.”


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