The speculation surrounding the fate of Jon Snow in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones hasn’t stopped since he was last seen lying on the ground after he’d been stabbed multiple times at the end of Season 5. Although it’s been a while since the season ended, once-tight-lipped actor Kit Harington (Jon Snow) has more recently opened up about his character’s fate.
As Cinema Blend has it, the cast members of Game of Thrones have all said that Snow is dead. (Or some claim that they just don’t know.) And now Harington is reiterating those statements with very straightforward answers. However, the fact that Jon Snow was seen on set for the filming of Season 6 left the door open for the rumor mill to operate at full capacity.
Harington, who seems to be asked about his character’s fate every other day, stuck to his story when he recently appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show.
“I was playing a corpse. I was there for a little bit, I was there for about a month or two months, it was spread over a bit and I was playing a corpse,” the actor said, reports the Independent.
But are fans really going to believe he had to be on set for two months to play a character who was lying dead on the ground?
“I won’t tell you how many episodes I’m lying dead but it’s enough that I was out there for quite a while. It’s going to be so satisfying when you see it and you realize that I was telling the truth the whole time.
“I won’t tell you how many episodes I’m lying dead but it’s enough that I was out there for quite a while. It’s going to be so satisfying when you see it and you realize that I was telling the truth the whole time.”
Along with being asked about the fate of his character, Harington has also been asked about any potential spoilers for Season 6. But Harington hasn’t divulged any secrets and his poker face has been in full force, but according to the actor, there’s a reason why he hasn’t revealed any secrets.
“I am no longer involved in the show so any secrets that are with the show I don’t actually know anymore, so it becomes very easy, Jonathan,” he admitted while on the show, states Radio Times, adding, “It’s going to be so relieving when people actually see the show and realize that I don’t come back.”
During the show, Harington also talked about how fans and friends always think he’s lying about Jon Snow’s death. According to TV Series Finale, Harington shared a story about a guy in the supermarket he frequents who he’s close with and how every time he sees him, the man asks, “You ain’t dead is it?”
Harington said that he tells the man that Jon Snow is truly dead, but the man just refuses to believe him.
“You’d be crying if you were dead,” the man apparently tells Harington every time. “I think he thinks I’d be weeping in the street for the rest of my life that I’m not on Game of Thrones anymore.”
But is Harington simply keeping up a very orchestrated lie that everyone in camp Thrones is a part of? Most fans think, or hope so. But perhaps the premiere of Season 6 will clue audiences in on the real fate of Jon Snow, although whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing has yet to be determined. It is Game of Thrones, so killing a beloved member of the show is certainly not out of the realm of possibilities, and he does have Stark blood coursing through his veins after all. But neither is killing him and raising him from the dead.
The much-anticipated premiere for Season 6 of Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 24 on HBO.
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