Poor Kit Harington. As if being a part of one of the biggest television shows in history didn’t already come with a lot of fan harassment, he also had to spend nine months lying to everyone about being dead and done with Game of Thrones. For that entire stretch of time, every interview and encounter probably involved the dreaded question “Is Jon Snow really dead?” and each time he’d have to look whoever asked in the eye and say “Yes, he is.”
Of course, that turned out to be untrue. In the second episode of season six, Jon Snow rose from the dead. And the first thing Harington did was apologize, telling Entertainment Weekly “I’d like to say sorry for lying to everyone.”
That’s okay, Kit. No one ever believed you in the first place … but you do get major points for playing along. Let’s take a look at the history of his denials.
At first Kit seemed pretty pleased with the fan response to his character’s death.
“I was hoping that there would be an outcry of ‘why?’ and ‘oh god, no, no’ rather than ‘thank god’. That was the right reaction as far as I was concerned!” he told Digital Spy. “People didn’t want me to die, but he’s dead. So there you go, everyone has to get used to it.”