Thursday 27 October 2016

'He’s been over the line and there’s nothing there - that changes him' - Kit Harington gives insight into Jon Snow's death

Published 07/05/2016 | 12:21

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in trailer for episode three series 6 Game of Thrones
Kit Harington as Jon Snow in trailer for episode three series 6 Game of Thrones


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Unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that the most pressing question regarding the new series of Game of Thrones was answered on Monday night.

And the trailer for the third episode confirms that Jon Snow is really alive and may even be plotting to take back Winterfell.

Kit Harington has spoken to Entertainment Weekly about what resurrection means for Jon and how it has changed him.

One of the theories around his death was that his consciousness was transferred to his direwolf Ghost but that doesn't appear to carry any weight given Kit's comments.

He said, “At first, I was worried that he’ll wake up and he’s the same, back to normal — then there’s no point in that death. He needs to change.

"There’s a brilliant line when Melisandre asks: ‘What did you see?’ And he says: ‘Nothing, there was nothing at all.’ That cuts right to our deepest fear, that there’s nothing after death. And that’s the most important line in the whole season for me.

"Jon’s never been afraid of death, and that’s made him a strong and honorable person. He realizes something about his life now: He has to live it, because that’s all there is.

"He’s been over the line and there’s nothing there. And that changes him. It literally puts the fear of god into him. He’s seen oblivion and that’s got to change somebody in the most fundamental way there is.

"He doesn’t want to die ever again. But if he does, he doesn’t want to be brought back.”

Jon will feature in the third episode, The Oathbreaker.  Check out the preview:

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