Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by ABC News Radio
Posted in Entertainment News
(NEW YORK) — The season finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones will air Sunday, but star Kit Harington is already spilling details on what fans can expect from his character, the young warrior Jon Snow.
Snow is a member of the Night’s Watch, a band of warriors who stand guard atop an enormous wall of ice and stone, hundreds of feet high, which the Wildling army is trying to overcome to raid the lands beyond it.
“Well, he’s in a bit of a spot of bother really, isn’t he?” Harington said of his character’s current storyline on Tuesday’s Live with Kelly and Michael. “Because he’s going out beyond the Wall to go and sort of parlay with [Wildlings chieftain] Mance Rayder and his idea is he’s gonna kill him so that the Wildlings don’t have a leader anymore.”
“It’s not a particularly good plan, really,” Harington joked. “I think it’s the only thing he thinks he can do. So I don’t want to tell you what happens because I may be out of a job now so I’m not gonna say a thing.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Game of Thrones showrunners are promising next Sunday’s 66-minute season finale is going to be the show’s best ever. The episode, titled “The Children,” will not only follow Harington’s Snow, but will show what happens to Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister, who was sentenced to death during the season’s eighth episode, and will also feature Maisie Williams’ young Arya Stark, who’s charting a new course. There will also be a surprise from Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons.
One thing we can confirm: Harington will be sporting his long, greasy locks on the season finale. That’s because he’s contractually obligated to keep his hair long during production.
“I’m just not allowed to cut it and I didn’t realize this until recently,” he admitted on Live with Kelly and Michael. “I wanted to cut it. I’ve had long hair for ages and they were like, ‘No, no, no. That won’t be happening.’”
Harington didn’t have to worry about his hair for his part in the new animated film, How to Train Your Dragon 2, in which he voices Eret, a dragon trapper. The actor said said it was great to be part of the project.
“It’s such a wonderful process and it’s important to say that you literally come and do seven sessions, and you are a voice. And the bulk of the work is done by these incredible people in the Dreamworks place,” he said.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 hits theaters Friday. The season finale of Game of Thrones airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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