Yesterday we finally got our first real glimpse at the final season of Game of Thrones, as HBO finally let loose the first official trailer.
With just one month to go, it sent fans into complete meltdown with everyone interpreting the clip in their own way.
Later on Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and was being extremely cryptic about what was to come for viewers.
He began by revealing that he found out the ending of the series during a table read with the rest of the cast. He also said the writers used his reactions as a litmus test for the viewers.
He said: “We had a table read through and I was the only one who hadn’t read the episode. I think I told everyone I didn’t want to know what happened, but really it was just laziness. The writers used me as a litmus test to see my reaction to things as the events unfolded, and they got some pretty good reactions.”
Obviously Kit wasn’t going to give away any specific plot details – but he did say the final episode made him cry.
He explained: “At the very end I was very shocked and surprised at certain events, and then I blubbed my eyes out. I cried.”
He went on to say that him and his wife Rose Leslie had multiple theories of how things would pan out. All of them turned out to be wrong.
He said: “I had my theories. I had theories all along, and all of them were wrong. I’m quite glad I never told anyone. [Rose] has guessed every single possible outcome bar the one that actually happens.”
One potential mini-spoiler came when he said he was jealous of his co-stars who were stationed in Croatia. Meanwhile much of Harrington’s filming took place in Belfast.
He said: “All the other characters would come back from Croatia and be like, ‘Oh, it was great, we had these silk costumes, we went skinny dipping at the end of the day with our margaritas and I was like, ‘I’ve been in the rain and the mud with my 15 kg costume on for months.'”
He finished by saying he was still “pinching himself” at the experiences he’s had thanks to the show.
He said that his expectations at the beginning were low: “All I knew was that I’d been booked in a pilot for an HBO TV show, and that was just winning the lottery — whether it was good or got picked up was by-the-by for me. To think that I’d be out in New York doing talk shows, or going to the Emmys or SAG Awards, or meeting the people I have…it’s extraordinary. And after ten years of it, I’m still pinching myself. I can’t quite grasp it.”
Words by Brad Lengden