Kit Harington, who plays the role of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, says that at first, he found his return to the show disappointing.
Snow was killed off at the end of season five, and when Harington was told he would be brought back from the dead, the actor had high hopes that the character would return a changed person, reports thewrap.com.
“I knew I was coming back to life, but I didn’t know if I’d come back as a changed person, as a villain. So I couldn’t pre-plan anything, which was hard,” Harington said.
“I got the scripts, and actually, he comes back as himself, as the Jon that everyone knows. Which at first I found disappointing… But he has an insight into what lies beyond that very few people in this world do. He knows that there’s no afterlife. Which does quietly drive who he is and what he wants to do,” he added.
The 29-year-old now thinks he is the safest person on Game of Thrones as the bosses are unlikely to get rid of him for the foreseeable future because it would be “awful storytelling” to kill him off so soon after he was brought back to life.
“Here’s the thing: I feel like one of the safest people on Game of Thrones now. Maybe I shouldn’t say that. He could die next season, but I felt very safe this season. Because if I come back to life in episode two, it would be awful storytelling if you kill me in episode four. So I felt a bit cocky this season,” he said.