It's been a long nine months for Kit Harington. The Game of Thrones actor has been incessantly hounded by pretty much everyone about the fate of his character Jon Snow ever since his body hit the ground in June last year — even the Duchess of Cornwall wants in on the secret, but more on that later.
Let's be honest, the poor guy must be sick of talking about it by now and when he agreed to appear on British chat show The Jonathan Ross Show this past weekend, he probably wanted to shift the focus to his new play Doctor Faustus which opens in London's West End next weekend. Jonathan Ross, however, had other ideas.
Thus far, Harington has maintained the stance that Jon Snow really is dead and he won't be returning to the show for Season 6, but fans just aren't buying it. To get to the bottom of the mystery once and for all, Ross organized the ultimate interrogation setup, somehow convincing Harington to reach his hand into the 'Stone of Truth' and receive an electric shock for every unsatisfactory answer he gave.
I'm not sure we could necessarily call the technique effective, but it sure was entertaining. You can watch the full segment in the clip above but if you haven't got 15 minutes, here are some of the highlights:
He gets questioned at the supermarket
“There’s a guy at my Sainsburys I go to, I love this man...he goes ‘You ain’t dead is it?’ And I’m like ‘I am dead.’ And he goes, ‘Nah, you ain’t dead, I know’ and I’m like, ‘How do you know? I’m dead.’ And he goes, ‘You’d be crying if you were dead’ and this happens every time I go in. I think he thinks I’d be weeping in the street for the rest of my life that I’m not in Game of Thrones anymore."
Even Charles and Camilla want to know the deal
“Me and my brother got invited to Wimbledon as you do and a Royal was hosting, we didn’t know which Royal it was and it was the Duchess of Cornwall and she was hosting it and we got sat with her, me and my brother, and she leant over the table and said ‘Are you dead?’ No word of a lie.”
He's sticking to his guns
“I am no longer involved in the show so any secrets that are with the show I don’t actually know anymore, so it becomes very easy Jonathan. You’re looking at me like you don’t believe me. It’s going to be so relieving when people actually see the show and realize that I don’t come back.”
He was only in Belfast to film corpse scenes
“I was playing a corpse. I was there for a little bit, I was there for about a month or two months, it was spread over a bit and I was playing a corpse.”
He's been 'telling the truth the whole time'
“I won’t tell you how many episodes I’m lying dead but it’s enough that I was out there for quite a while. It’s going to be so satisfying when you see it and you realize that I was telling the truth the whole time...”
Yeah. We'll see about that. Game of Thrones is back on HBO this April 24. Watch the trailer below:
Do you think Kit is telling the truth?