Kit Harington's 'disappointing GoT return'
Kit Harington says his 'Game of Thrones' return was "disappointing".
Jon Snow was killed off on the HBO fantasy drama at the end of season five and when Kit was told he would be brought back from the dead, the actor had high hopes that the character would return "a changed person".
Kit explained to The Wrap: "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.
"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."
And Kit now thinks he is the "safest person" on 'Game of Thrones' as 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.
He said: "Here's the thing: I feel like one of the safest people on '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."
Jon was brought back to life in the second episode of season six and for the first two episodes, Kit spent his time on-screen lying on a table, something which he found incredibly difficult.
He said: "I was on that flipping table ... I thought it would be quite nice just to have a couple of episodes lying down, but it was really frustrating. Everyone's getting on with the job around you, and you just have to be still, and naked, for weeks. I drifted off a few times on that table, and woke up in the middle of 'Game of Thrones' world, which was terrifying."