Snow will fly in the harsh, brittle world beyond the wall, as ice zombies known as the White Walkers make their way toward the battle of the ages and the Crows gather their rag-tag band of warriors.
And Jon Snow is the central figure in the minds of angst-riddled Game Of Thrones fans, about to embark on another long-anticipated season this Sunday.
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The question was posed to every cast member walking on the red carpet during the Season 6 Game of Thrones premier in LA, as The Inquisitr detailed, with some hilarious results.
The question rises up in virtually every interview with anyone having anything to do with the film.
Fans are buzzing. Is he, or isn’t he? If he isn’t, how is he going to reappear?
YouTuber Katie Wilson even made a song called “Jon Snow,” parodying Meghan Trainor’s, “No.”
Kit Harington, the actor who plays Jon Snow, was interviewed by Louis Wise for The Australian Saturday edition, and the actor jumped right on the topic before Wise even asked.
“… and I’ve finished Thrones. I have. I’ve died.”
Harington, 29, is described by Wise as, “sober” and “courteous,” and he fields questions about Jon Snow “neutrally, like a psychiatrist humoring a patient.”
“Um … I had to be a dead body in Northern Ireland. You can’t just forget that he’s actually died. I had to be a dead body. So there was a certain amount of filming that had to be done. I just hope everyone keeps watching the show. Which they will … God, now I’m gone, nobody’s gonna watch it!”
At least Harington has a sense of humor about it. But as Wise points out, killing off Snow takes an essential “everyman” point of view away from the story. He wrote, “Lose Snow and what do you have? Three dragons, three queens and a dozen rapists.”
But Harington maintains his position.
“I’m bloody good at playing a dead body. I’ve actually found I’m very good at it. It was some of my best work.”
There remains, though, the matter of Snow’s trademark: his notoriously tousled hair. Harington still sports his curls, despite the long-established tradition of actors to whack off their locks and completely change profiles once the project is wrapped.
Therein lies the rub.
“But I like it,” Harington protests.
“I got too attached.”
Harington’s co-star, Sophie Turner, recently spilled about his tresses to GQ.
“He’ll kill me for saying this, but if we’re on the red carpet, I promise he’ll stand in front of the mirror for hours. I’ve seen him do it. … It’s never good enough for him. He’s gonna absolutely kill me.”
It is generally acknowledged that Harington, and thus Jon Snow, has fabulous hair. Even GQ raves about it.
“In all of Westeros, nobody has a better mane than Jon Snow, not even the Lannisters, who fancy themselves lions. In the actual real world, the same is true of Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow.”
Harington admitted on Kelly and Michael that his luscious locks are under contract, and he is prohibited from cutting his hair while he is on Game of Thrones.
Harington’s appearance at 2015 Wimbledon created a whole new barrage of fan excitement over his mop. It was widely noted that if he still sported Jon Snow hair, that must mean Jon Snow will be back.
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However, Harington is currently starring in a new production of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus on the London stage in Duke of York’s Theatre. The part of Faustus, a magician who sells his soul to the devil, fits with the hair.
Harington seems to love the new role.
“There’s something in that. I think it’s referred to as the ‘hot whore of celebrity that drags his soul to hell’. I don’t know why that’s interesting to me, actually! It could be interesting to any actor or musician, anyone who’s stepped into this life and found they’ve discovered some kind of fame. It’s definitely something I can use my own experience of.”
As to Game of Thrones, and Jon Snow’s death, Harington waxes philosophical.
“How many countless thousands of people die in those shows (like The Avengers), and no one feels the effect? With Thrones, someone dies and there’s mourning, there’s loss. It’s grotesque, it’s horrible, it’s real. That’s the difference, and I think that’s where it treads the right line.”
Game of Thrones Season 6 premieres April 24.
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