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Kit Harington pulls a Jon Snow in Late Show interview with Stephen Colbert

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Kit Harington pulls a Jon Snow in Late Show interview with Stephen Colbert

Jon Snow may know nothing, but Kit Harington sure does, and he’s not telling you.

Earlier this week, in a battle of wits worthy of Littlefinger, Late Show host Stephen Colbert grilled Harington in wildly creative ways about the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones (set to premiere on April 14) as the British actor tried his best to feign ignorance – Jon Snow style.

What ensued is of course hilarity, but also a hearty conversation about the extraordinary impact Game of Thrones has had on those involved with the show, and the world at large.

From Season 1 to Season 8, everything from the actor’s beard to the scale of his job has changed. But the one thing that bothers him the most is his fur coat, which got progressively heavier and smellier with the seasons. Reason for this? Harington is prompt with his answer:

“The costume designer hates actors, obviously!”

Speaking of the world though, Harington is anxious that a part of the audience might be taking away the wrong lessons from the show, specifically a few current world leaders.

“I’ve got this theory that we kind of screwed the political landscape”, Harington says amidst general laughter, “I felt like that, you know, certain political figures tried to emulate Joffrey, and things went a bit wrong?”

Harington himself is perhaps the best example of the life-changing phenomenon that GoT has been. Not only he went from an unknown drama school major to one of the highest paid stars in television today, he also met and fell in love with his future wife Rose Leslie on the GoT sets.

The feisty Ygritte from beyond the wall may have died in Jon Snow’s arms, but Leslie and Harington’s off-screen romance fared a lot better, with the two of them tying the knot in June last year.

Leslie is no more privileged than the rest of us as far as spoilers are concerned, though. As Harington revealed:

“She has guessed every single possible outcome bar the one that actually happens.”

Which is just as well, because according to Harington, the last time he actually obliged her request for spoilers, Leslie was angry with him for days!

Colbert and the rest of us fans can’t even be angry though, because Harington is not letting anything out. With all the craze and publicity going on, that’s an uphill job. As Harington says, he can’t even lie for some peace of mind, because,

“Then that gets picked up and they pick it apart, and anything that might be true they narrow that out it.”

The guessing game did end on a high note though, as Harington was quite approving of Colbert’s last shot at a possible ending for Game of Thrones season 8; Jon Snow becoming the father to a boy named – wait for it – Tony Stark AKA Ironman! Now that’s a crossover we all can get behind.






Writer, translator, and high fantasy nerd based in Kolkata, India. Would dearly love to own a pet dragon some day, but the black market isn't really helping.

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Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) says he was confused by the Game of Thrones finale

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Turns out Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) didn't like the Game of Thrones ending either

Game of Thrones had been the most popular television series on the face of the Earth, but then it ended. The ending left a lot of the fans in a foul mood, with complaints of bad writing. Apparently, the fans weren’t the only people unhappy with the end. Charles Dance, who played the role of Tywin Lannister recently revealed he disliked the ending of the show, as well. Read on!

Speaking on Good Morning Britain about the series finale, the actor said:

“I was confused. I have watched as much as I can… I wanted to know what was happening to these characters…We come to the big last series, we come to the very end and I thought, ‘Hmm, OK.'”

“There’s little Arya going off on a cruise somewhere, poor Jon’s gone back up north, beyond the wall and then there is Tyrion. And all the people left alive are sort of sat around the table going, ‘So well, what are we going to do now, shall we have a cup of tea or something?’ And I thought, ‘Ah, I don’t know.'”

He also revealed that he would have loved to see Tyrion win the Game of Thrones and that it would have been a brilliant ending. Watch the video below:

Well, do you agree? What do you think about Charles’ opinion on the ending? Talk to us in the comments, don below!






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Sophie Turner reveals Sansa Stark never wanted the Iron Throne

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Sophie Turner reveals Sansa Stark never wanted the Iron Throne

Game of Thrones has polarized the fans with its ending. Many have expressed their disappointment about Jon going North and Bran taking the throne, among other things.

It has been a roller coaster ride for everyone. Many fans, however, also reported their satisfaction about how it ended for both Arya and Sansa. Arya went on to explore West of Westeros, and Sansa became the Queen in the North after demanding that North should remain independent kingdom like it has been for thousands of years.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

ET recently spoke in an exclusive chat with Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) at the press junket for her upcoming X-Men film, Dark Phoenix. Sophie revealed Sansa’s real intentions never included wanting the Iron Throne:

Since she got to King’s Landing in season one, she never wanted that Iron Throne. She never wanted to rule over that many people… I think, watching how this character finished on Game of Thrones was the most satisfying ending.”

She continued to discuss her feelings about Sansa’s journey:

I love the way that Sansa’s journey ended. I think it was kind of the one thing that she wanted throughout the whole show…to be home and to be where she felt most safe and comfortable and that’s Winterfell. She’s totally capable of leading those people.”

Her Dark Phoenix co-star Jessica Chastain also approved:

I agree with that, Queen of the North. That’s better… There’s no Iron Throne anymore, first of all… But yeah, absolutely, I’d said that to her. I said it was my favorite, her and Arya, are my favorite arcs of the series.”

What did you think of the ending? Was it a fitting finale for Sansa’s character arc? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Jorah Mormont was originally meant to survive Game of Thrones Season 8

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jorah mormont was meant to survive game of thrones season 8

Jorah Mormont’s death has to be one of the most heartbreaking moments of Game of Thrones Season 8. The exiled knight died heroically, defending the woman he loved and served with all his heart. But that was not the fate the writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss originally had in mind for him. Interestingly, he was supposed to travel beyond the Wall with Jon Snow, the very man who killed his Queen Daenerys Targaryen.

Game of Thrones writer Dave Hill told Entertainment Weekly that Jorah Mormont was meant to one of the people who welcome Jon Snow at the Wall after his exile. In fact, the scene where Jon crosses the Wall to go into the Wild North was originally envisioned as Jorah, Jon, and Tormund Giantsbane coming out of the gate.

jorah mormont was meant to survive game of thrones season 8

Hill says, “For a long time we wanted Ser Jorah to be there at The Wall in the end. The three coming out of the tunnel would be Jon and Jorah and Tormund. But the amount to logic we’d have to bend to get Jorah up to The Wall and get him to leave Dany’s side right before [the events in the finale] … there’s no way to do that blithely. And Jorah should have the noble death he craves defending the woman he loves.”

In any case, it would probably be too heartbreaking for Jorah to witness Daenerys’ Mad Queen turn and her final, tragic fate. Actor Iain Glen agrees: “There’s a sweetness in that because Jorah will never know what she did … It’s a blessing for him that he never found out what happened to her. And from a pragmatic story point of view, his death served a greater purpose.”

The greater purpose would be pushing Daenerys a little more towards her terrible final act – the burning of King’s Landing. Jorah was her truest friend and also the only person who could change her mind in the whole of Westeros.

In that sense, Jorah’s death was one of the three events (the other two were the deaths of Rhaegal and Missandei) that ultimately led to Daenerys’ madness, and transformed Westeros’ future in the process.






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