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Kit Harington Auditioned For Jon Snow With A Black Eye After A Fight In McDonald's

Kit Harington Auditioned For Jon Snow With A Black Eye After A Fight In McDonald's

Season six of Game of Thrones has finished. We now have 10 months to brood over all the things we learnt in the show's finale, such as how Arya cooked two people in a fucking pie and we are all dead chill about that. And how Jaime is probably going to have to do his sister in as she's clearly totally beyond the point of being saved.

Luckily, though, due to news circulation and how the Internet works in general, we will be able to read 'news' stories about the show to fill the void in our lives until next April.

Or at least until the show starts filming again in a few months and we can start to ponder if Michelle Fairley has been spotted on the set. For those uneducated Thrones fans, that's Catelyn Stark.


Right now, we don't have that luxury. What we do have, though, is the revelation that Kit Harington auditioned for the role of Jon Snow with a black eye.

Why? Because he'd got into a fight at McDonald's apparently.

In an interview with W Magazine, he said: "I got in this fight with this guy at McDonald's. I went into McDonald's with this girl I was sort of dating at the time, and it was late at night, and there were no seats. I asked this guy and this girl he was with if we could sit at the same table as them, and they said yes."

To be honest Kit, this story has got off to a predictably boring start, almost as boring as every time Jon Snow opens his mouth. More like Jon Snore. Am I right?

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He continued: "We sat down, and quite quickly he started to be really rude to the girl I was with, calling her names. And then he called her something, like an ugly pig or something, and I got up and said, 'No you can't call her that, get up.' So I called him up for a fight, which I had never done before."

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Then the dude got up and from Kit's account it sounds like he was Mountain size: "He got up, and he just kept [getting taller], and I realised that I had to, at that point, throw the first punch otherwise I'd look like a complete wimp. And I got battered," he said.


It's hard to imagine the man getting into a fight if he's as inoffensive as the character he plays but he went on to add that the black eye probably helped him land the role, so that's a real plus.

Words by Matthew Cooper

Lead Image Credit: HBO

Topics: Jon Snow, Kit Harington, Game of Thrones

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