Game of Thrones: Kit Harington not a fan of Jon Snow-Sansa Stark pairing


Game of Thrones inspires a lot of feelings in people who watch it: anger, horror, joy, despair…and even love. Although the romances on the show were never the main draw, they were there, and lots of fans took notice. In fact, in you go over to Archive of our Own, you’ll find literally tens of thousands of pieces of fan fiction dedicated to exploring the relationships between characters on Game of Thrones.

Some of these stories are about characters who actually got together on the show, and some of them involve characters between whom nothing ever happened. It might surprise you to learn that the most popular pairing involves Jon Snow and Sansa Stark, about whom there are over 6,000 stories to peruse.

Now, I’m not gonna claim to fully understand it — they’re cousins, after all, and grew up as siblings — but there’s clearly an interest in these two out there. During a video call with Kit Harington, who played Jon on TV, a fan told him about the “Jonsa” fandom. “They wanted Jon with Sansa?” Harington responded. “What? No! What? That’s weird!”

The exchange looks like it comes from the same conversation where Harington gave people an update on The Eternals, and when he talked about how Jon’s story ended onscreen. Check it out:

If you’d never been exposed to that part of the fandom, that reaction seems pretty on point.

Also, just FYI, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin did once have a plan to get Jon together with one of his sister-cousins, just not Sansa. You see, Martin submitted an outline of A Song of Ice and Fire to his publisher before he wrote it. And in that outline, Martin described how Jon and Arya would have a passion for each other that would “torment” them both throughout the series. He even had a love triangle planned between Jon, Arya and Tyrion.

Obviously none of this happened, but variations on the idea live on and make people say “huh” to this day, even people as high up the chain as Harington.

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