Kit Harington is attending the New York Comic Con this weekend, to promote his upcoming film Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. Naturally, a few journos have taken the opportunity to ask him about the third season of Game of Thrones.
Terri Schwartz of Spinoff Online was one of those who spoke with Harington about Thrones and got his thoughts on his new co-star, Ciarán Hinds.
“Ciarán Hinds is one of the most lovely men you will ever meet, and also one of the most fantastically fantastic actors,” Harington said. “I’m so privileged with the people I’ve worked with, the other older actors I’ve worked with, and he’s now another addition to that list that I can say I’ve worked with. It was fantastic.”
But Hinds wasn’t Kit’s first choice for the role. He originally was hoping for HBO vet Ian McShane.
“I was kind of going Ian McShane would work for this, and then they came up with Ciarán Hinds and it was just perfect,” he said.
Meredith Woerner of io9 also snuck in a few questions about Thrones in her chat with Kit. You can watch the video of this interview at io9.
Winter Is Coming: I’m with Kit, McShane would have made a great Mance. Hopefully David & Dan can cast him in another role down the road. Victarion Greyjoy, perhaps?