Kit Harington revealed Jon Snow's fate to get out of speeding ticket

15 May 2016 / 5 months 1 week ago

Kit Harington has admitted he revealed the fate of his 'Game of Thrones' character Jon Snow in order to get out of a speeding ticket.

The 29-year-old actor - who stars as Jon Snow in the HBO television series - was driving back from his parents' house when he got caught speeding and was offered a chance to get out of it if he revealed the fate of the popular character.

Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he said: "One policeman knew. He said, 'Look, there's two ways we could do this. You can either follow me back to the police station now and I book you in, or you can tell me whether you live in the next series of 'Game of Thrones.'

When Kit confirmed his character would still be alive, the officer told him: "'On your way Lord Commander. Keep the speed down this far south of the wall.'"

Meanwhile, Kit previously apologised to the majority of 'Game of Thrones' fans for lying to them when he said Jon was really dead.

He said at the time: "I'd like to say sorry for lying to everyone. I'm glad that people were upset that he died. I think my biggest fear was that people were not going to care or it'd just be, 'Fine, Jon Snow's dead.' But it seemed like people did have, similar to the 'Red Wedding' episode, a kind of grief about it. Which meant that something I'm doing, or that the show's doing, for Jon is right."

Kit had previously insisted he would be returning to the show - but only as a corpse.

When asked why he was spotted filming with the cast, he said: "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 ...

"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 see that I was telling the truth the whole time."

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