Game of Thrones’s Kit Harington predicts best ruler for the Seven Kingdoms – and it’s not Jon Snow!
Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington has revealed who he thinks should sit on the Iron Throne.
The Jon Snow actor was speaking at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy, where he received the Giffoni Experience Award.
Speaking about the series’s infamous authority battle, Harington said: “I don’t think Jon Snow will ever become king, he’s not ambitious enough for that, but I could see Tyrion sitting on the Iron Throne: I’ve always considered him the right person to rule over the Seven Kingdoms.”
While he doesn’t think Jon has the chops to rule the Seven Kingdoms, he did admit he is a big fan of his character. He gushed: “What I like most of my character is the fact that he’s always siding with the weakest. He’s a man of action and I like fighting in movies. That’s why this show fits me so well.”
However, Harington briefly believed he had finished with Game of Thrones altogether after a season five finale cliffhanger saw his character brutally stabbed to death by his own men.
“When I read the script of the 5th season, which ended with something like: ‘Jon Snow dies with his black curls’, I tried to react without panicking and started waiting for an official mail of dismissal from the production, but a week went by, then two and three and nothing happened, until I was eventually summoned by the producers.
“I thought: ‘That’s it: they will either ditch me or tell me that somehow Jon is rising from the dead’. Luckily, the latter supposition proved to be right, but I was imposed the utmost confidentiality because only for people, including me, knew the forthcoming development of the plot. I took a great leap and shouted: ‘Yeah! What a relief!'”
Jon Snow has gone from strength to strength since he was revived from the dead in season five, finishing last season as King of the North.
Season seven so far has seen him struggle with satisfying the Lords of the North and quarrel with his (believed) sister Sansa over leadership.