Season 7 of Game of Thrones is finally here and Kit Harington couldn’t be happier. With the show’s penultimate season now upon us, Harington sat down and revealed who he thinks will end up ruling Westeros once all the dust settles.
According to Hollywood Life, there are three people who could end up ruling the kingdom, assuming the White Walkers don’t take over. This includes Harington’s Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner). While Jon Snow is a clear frontrunner to the throne, Harington has a pretty humble opinion about who deserves to rule.
“Tyrion (Peter Dinklage),” Harington shared. “He has his head in the right place. He’s also prepared to do bad things to keep people safe. Jon is probably the most moral person, but that’s not the best person to lead.”
What about Jon’s romantic life? Although some Game of Thrones fans were holding out hope that Jon would hook up with Daenerys, Harington doesn’t see a woman in Jon’s future. Harington believes that Jon’s former lover, Ygritte (Rose Leslie), was his one true love and doesn’t think the character will pursue another woman ever again.
That doesn’t mean that something romantic won’t happen between Jon and Daenerys, who is finally returning to Westeros this season. With Jon and Sansa in control of the northern kingdoms and Daenerys set to wipe out the south, the two will inevitably meet at some point in the near future. Anything is possible on Game of Thrones, and Daenerys will be looking for a strong ally after she takes on the Lannisters.
While we wait to see who comes out on top, Winter Is Coming reports that Harington teased a few spoilers about Jon’s demeanor this season. During the official press tour, the actor revealed that Jon will have his hands full trying to rule as king of the north.
“He has to fight a lot of people within his own ranks,” Harington explained. “Don’t expect to see skippy, fun-loving Jon.”
Season 6 featured Jon gathering an army to take control of Winterfell and the northern kingdoms. By the season finale, Jon and his sister Sansa had successfully reclaimed their father’s throne, though not without some outside help. In particular, the two will be forced to deal with Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen), who has a knack for getting what he wants.
Harington closed the interview by talking about reuniting with his other sister, Arya (Maisie Williams), and his brother, Bran (Isaac Wright).
“I think he would be worried about Bran, if I’m honest. He last saw Bran when he was a little kid and in a coma. Now, Bran’s seeing s–t. I think it would be intense,” Harington noted.
The new season of Game of Thrones premieres July 16 on HBO.
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