Game of Thrones' Kit Harington insists he just plays Jon Snow's corpse in new season
Actor has been photographed on set for season six of the fantasy drama but insists he was playing a corpse
Published 20/03/2016 | 13:38
Kit Harington has insisted he plays the “dead body” of Jon Snow in the new season of fantasy drama Game of Thrones.
The 29-year-old actor, whose demise in the finale of the fifth season left fans distraught, tried to dodge claims that his character would somehow be resurrected.
Despite Jon Snow being stabbed multiple times by his brothers, Harington has been photographed on set in Northern Ireland during filming of the sixth series of the successful HBO gore-fest.
“I had to be a dead body in Northern Ireland,” Harington told The Sunday Times Culture magazine.
“You can’t just forget that he’s actually died.
“I had to be a dead body.
“So there was a certain amount of filming that had to be done.
“I’m bloody good at playing a dead body. It was some of my best work.”
He also attempted to explain away the fact that his long hair has remained in the same style which would be demanded be a return to the Jon Snow role.
“I like it. I got too attached,” he said.
A trailer for the new Game of Thrones season was released earlier this month and gained 30 million views online in less than 24 hours.
Jon Snow is seen lying in a pool of his own blood at the start of the new clip.
HBO have confirmed that Game of Thrones will return on April 24 with viewers in Britain able to watch a simulcast on Sky Atlantic at the same time as US-based fans.