Game of Thrones Star Confesses He Wanted to Kill the Night King
Game of Thrones‘ ending was no easy job for Kit Harington, but the British actor seems to have finally found some closure. Yet there is still something that bothers him a little bit. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Harington acknowledged that he wanted Jon Snow, and not Arya, to kill the evil Night King.
“I was a bit pissed off, only because I wanted to kill the Night King! I think I felt like everyone else did, in that it had been set up for a long time, and then I didn’t get to do it,” Harington said. “But I was so happy for Maisie [Williams] and Arya. I was secretly like, “I wanted to do that!” Especially because I love fighting with Vlad (Vladimir Furdik), who also played the White Walker I fought at Hardhome. I’ve never seen a better swordsman. But it was a really great twist, and it tied up Maisie’s journey in a really beautiful way.”
The 2019 Emmy-nominated star went on to reveal that he’s a fan of the series finale.
“I loved it,” he added. “When I read it, that bit really made me cry. What really made me cry was on the paper: “End of Game of Thrones.” But as far as an ending for Jon Snow, this character that I loved for so many years and had grown so close to, and had meant so much to me … seeing him go beyond the Wall back to something true, something honest, something pure with these people he was always told he belongs with — the Free Folk — it felt to me like he was finally free. Instead of being chained and sent to the Wall, it felt like he was set free. It was a really sweet ending.”
He still wishes he could have kept his sword from Game of Thrones. Given the beauty and mastery of Longclaw, who can blame him?
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