Kit Harington: Game of Thrones season 7 faked scenes to mislead people


Last night, Kit Harington visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! In between showing us his best Daenerys Targaryen impression (and his best Cersei Lannister, and his best Arya Stark, and so on), he sat down for an interview with the man himself. Let’s take a look.

First up, Kimmel does his best to dig spoilers out of Harington. The actor is steadfast about not giving anything away, but does say that the production “faked some scenes” to purposefully mislead the paparazzi. It wouldn’t be the first time.

“What you might have seen on the internet…might not be true.” Harington may be bluffing here, but if he is, he’s being very specific about it, saying that he filmed three fake scenes that took about five hours to film in all.

Okay, we’re done with the hard-hitting stuff. Below, Kimmel quizzes Jon Snow about his appearance at the Glastonbury Music Festival alongside several of his Game of Thrones castmates. Although Kimmel, god bless him, still tries to drag info out Jon Snow’s possible Targaryen status from him.

Next, Kimmel reveals that his three-year-old daughter totally has a crush on Jon Snow. We’re in the weeds now, people.

Finally, Harington and Kimmel addressed the presence, or lack thereof, of Game of Thrones in North Korea.

Moving on, Elle gave a sneak peak of an upcoming cover story about Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), out July 18. Naturally, it asked her about Game of Thrones. “Oh God, I get sleepless nights over it,” she said about the impending ending. “‘Oh, you’re gonna mess it up. It’s the last season, and it’s going to go wrong.'”

"My mates are like, ‘It’s you—you [and Daenerys] are one and the same now. You need to trust your instincts!’ And I’m like, ‘ No, I’ve got to do more research!’ The higher everyone places the mantle, the bigger the fall. That sounds really awful, but it’s true! I don’t want to disappoint anyone."

We’ll have to wait until next year to see how that works out.

Lastly, Sophie Turner (Sansa) talked to Variety about Sansa’s state of mind going into season 7. She reiterated that, while Sansa is happy for Jon and his new position as King in the North, “there’s a certain level where she doesn’t feel like she’s been recognized for the fact that she effectively saved everyone’s asses and kind of saved the day in the Battle of the Bastards.”

"So there’s a certain frustration there. And of course I think she knows that now they’re going to be working together a lot better, because after giving her that kill of Ramsey, he’s kind of shown that he appreciates her and will listen to her a lot more, but there is a little bit of frustration and hurt there — hurt that he didn’t say anything or hail her as Queen of the North."

She also dropped some interesting knowledge Sansa’s relationship with Littlefinger, saying that while he “clearly owes her a lot,” Littlefinger may have made good by coming to her aid at the Battle of the Bastards when she needed it. “There’s a certain mistrust that was there, but she kind of feels like he’s paid his dues and shown his loyalty, and I think she’s considering having him back on her team.”

Inviting Littlefinger to be on your team…that’s risky at the best of times. Turner kept piling on the ominous overtones when she said that her favorite thing about the new season is the question of “whether [Sansa] will rebel to the point of maybe doing something that she regrets against people that she loves.”

"She went from being so, so loyal to finally achieving what she wants, but it doesn’t quite feel like enough. It doesn’t quite feel like being with a family member is quite enough. So it’s interesting to see that, and how she’s teetering with the power that she has."

In short, season 7 is going to be an interesting time for Sansa Stark.

Next: Gwendoline Christie talks Brienne’s goals, love life, and season 7 prospects

Game of Thrones season 7 airs on July 16. Bring it on.