Kit Harington Wishes Jon Snow Got to Kill the Night King in 'Game of Thrones'
Published Aug 19, 2019Kit Harington was apparently "pissed" that his character, Jon Snow, wasn't the one to end the Night King in the final season of Game of Thrones.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Harington admitted that he wanted his character to get the glory of killing the villain — an honour that was instead bestowed to Snow's little sister Arya Stark (played by Maisie Williams).
"I was a bit pissed off, only because I wanted to kill the Night King!" he said. "I think I felt like everyone else did, in that it had been set up for a long time, and then I didn't get to do it."
Nevertheless, he said he was "so happy for Maisie and Arya."
"I was secretly like, 'I wanted to do that!'" he continued. "Especially because I love fighting with Vlad, who also played the White Walker I fought at Hardhome. I've never seen a better swordsman. But it was a really great twist, and it tied up Maisie's journey in a really beautiful way. Over the seasons, we've seen her build up these skills to become this hardened assassin, and she uses it all to kill our main antagonist."
Harington also shot down any theories that Snow was responsible for ordering Arya to carry out the attack.
"Yeah, come on. What, the big man goes and tells the little girl to go and [do it]?" he said. "No thanks. That's crap. She did it all on her own. It had nothing to do with Jon."
Read the full interview here.
As previously reported, Harington checked in to a wellness facility for "personal issues" following the conclusion of Game of Thrones.