Warning: This article contains Game of Thrones spoilers.
Game of Thrones spoilers are a way of life for fans of the show. With so many major deaths left in the wake of the smash HBO series by George R.R. Martin, it’s no wonder viewers cling to every shred of news that may shed light on the fate of their favorite characters.
Even the cast of the show isn’t immune.
In a new interview with the Wrap, Kit Harington says he has spent time in the past wondering if Jon Snow would be killed off Game of Thrones for good, but after his character’s epic death at the end of Season 5 and equally epic resurrection in Season 6, he’s feeling more at ease.
“I feel like one of the safest people on Thrones now. Maybe I shouldn’t say that. He could die next season, but I felt very safe this season [Season 6]. Because if I come back to life in Episode 2, it would be awful storytelling if you kill me in Episode 4. So I felt a bit cocky this season.”
Harington may say he only felt safe for Season 6, but he can probably feel pretty safe in Season 7, too. Killing Jon Snow twice would be a bit much even for Game of Thrones.
When Harington was Jon Snow’s dead body for the first two episodes of Season 6, he says it was “really frustrating” to lay around naked for two weeks while everyone else worked. To pass the time, he napped, only to wake up on the “terrifying” Game of Thrones set.
As for creating one of the greatest Game of Thrones spoilers of all time with Jon Snow’s iconic resurrection gasp, Harington says it grueling.
“It’s a very crucial gasp, and that’s why we did it about a thousand times. They wanted it every single which way. They were right to do it that way, but I got very bored with it.”
Another cast member also spilled some potential Game of Thrones spoilers to the Wrap. Lena Headey, who recently nabbed an Emmy nomination for her performance as Cersei Lannister, is feeling a bit worried about the fate of the queen.
“[Showrunners] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] never fail to write the unexpected. I don’t feel comfort. I’m pondering where she can go from here. I don’t think it will end well. Who knows?”
Headey also thinks Cersei may be ready to die because the prophecy that all of her children would die was fulfilled.
“She’s so tired at this point. So tired of losing, of her heart aching, that she’s just going through the motions. The point with Cersei is her utter will to survive, to achieve validation that she is something. That she has nothing left to lose is not something that she considers.”
Additional possible Game of Thrones spoilers were delivered to Digital Spy this week when Joe Dempsie floated the idea that Gendry may return before GoT ends its run after Season 8. Fans of the show remember he was last seen rowing into the abyss in Season 3.
“It’s a bit of a loose end, and they don’t make a habit of leaving them untied — and actually as the series has progressed, the more ‘forgotten’ characters that have returned, the more Gendry sticks out like a sore thumb.”
Dempsie went on to say that he’d “love” to come back to Game of Thrones before the end.
“There’s a lot of unanswered questions about Gendry and the longer it goes on, the more obvious his absence becomes. I mean, God, the amount of flippin’ memes I get sent on Twitter…whether they’ll bow to that pressure or not, I don’t know. But fingers crossed, because it’d be lovely to go back.”
What do you think of the latest Game of Thrones spoilers? Which characters are you hoping make it until the end of the series?
Game of Thrones returns to HBO in Summer 2017.
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