Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington never wanted Jon Snow to be king: “His place is in the north”


Kit Harington, who performed Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, has revealed that the present’s controversial ending was proper for his character, as he would “never have been comfortable” on the Iron Throne.

Though a 12 months has handed since the HBO fantasy collection got here to an finish, some followers are nonetheless upset with the final episode, which noticed Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) turn out to be the king of the Seven Kingdoms as an alternative of Jon, who was the precise inheritor to the Westeros crown.

Nonetheless, in a video posted on @purple_dwagon’s Twitter web page, Harington mentioned that Jon’s place was at all times north of the wall.

“When individuals say to me, ‘Oh I want you had been on the Throne’, or ‘I want you had been with Dany on the Throne,’ I disagree as a result of Jon’s place was at all times in the north. He would never have been comfortable in the south,” he started.

He then in contrast Jon to his adoptive father Ned Stark, who was executed in the present’s first season. “He’s like Ned Stark. If Ned goes south, he’s in hazard. It’s like when Tormund says to [Jon], you’re the north. He belongs north of the wall.”

Though it is unclear when this video interview was filmed, Harington admitted that he hadn’t seen the Game of Thrones’ finale.

“I haven’t seen it, so I don’t know if I managed to pull it off, however what I attempted to do with the ending was present he’s been saddled with this weight all the manner by means of the collection, and he’s this heavy character, he’s actually obtained a cloak on and he’s heavy.”

He continued, “and I wanted that final bit for there to be a lightness about him, that it’s all falling off, this horrible factor he’s been by means of is falling off as he goes north.”

“I might go on about this for hours,” he added.

In the present’s finale, Jon was banished to return to the Night time’s Watch after killing Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), who had descended into insanity.

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