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Kit Harington compares his character in Gunpowder to Jon Snow



Game of Thrones has had a great cast over the years, and some of the central cast members have stayed on the show despite the fact that it has a high death rate. Now, as we know, the show is left with only a few characters, and one of the biggest ones is Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington.

Kit has played what has come to be the central character on Game of Thrones, and his career has risen along with it. As you might know, he recently starred in and co-produced a BBC show named Gunpowder, and in a recent interview about the show, he compared his character on the show, to Jon Snow. Read on!

On Gunpowder, Kit plays the role of Robert Catesby, who is remembered for being one of the masterminds of the Gunpowerder plot, which is an important event in the history of England. A few conspirators attempted to blow up the House of Lords on November 5, 1605 in to try and assassinate King James I. Harington recently spoke to theThe Sydney Morning Herald about the show. First off, he talked about how working on Gunpowder was different from Game of Thrones:

“I walked onto the set on Gunpowder going, ‘What do you mean we don’t have 200 extras?’ Nothing competes with Thrones. I knew that going in.”

Kit gave this interview from Belfast, Northern Ireland, after a long day of Game of Thrones Season 8 filming. He was described as being ‘audibly weary’, and quoted saying:

“It was a gruelling day, I’m not going to lie.”

Now, most of the interview was about Gunpowder, but he did speak about the similarity between Catesby and Jon Snow:

“They’re both quite introverted in some ways, and they’re both very serious about what they believe. They both hold their morals, and their moral compass and their code of honour, very close to their chest. But they’re entirely opposite in what they set out to achieve. Jon Snow’s all about protecting lives and saving lives and doing everything he can to avoid violence in many ways. Catesby’s the opposite: He wants to see death and destruction.

I think that heedlessness comes from being a young man in a violent society, seeking some kind of recognition. I think their bravado is based around their stupid male nature, in many ways.”

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