- In a new promo for the coming final season of “Game of Thrones,” a stone statue of Jon Snow was featured alongside ones of Sansa and Arya Stark.
- “I was the only one who kept their statue, that’s how narcissistic I am,” Kit Harington joked in an interview with BBC Music.
- “They sent it to my house so I’ve got it in my shed,” he said, laughing.”How sad is that?”
- The statue has been the focus of much speculation because some fans think it shows an aged Jon Snow, but Harington did not weigh on its likeness to him.
HBO’s latest teaser for the coming eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” focused on Jon Snow with his two sisters (er, cousins) in the crypts of Winterfell. The three Starks all came face-to-face with stone statues of themselves, bringing a sense of dread and mortality to the theme of the video. Now Kit Harington (Jon Snow) has revealed that he has that statue at his home.
“I kept that statue, you know the one in the crypt?” Harington said in on BBC Music’s Breakfast Show with Zoe Ball. “They sent it to my house so I’ve got it in my shed [laughing]. How sad is that?”
He said his co-stars featured in the teaser, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, did not take home the statues of Arya and Sansa Stark.
“I was the only one who kept their statue, that’s how narcissistic I am,” Harington said. “I’m gonna turn it into a water feature.”
The footage seen in the promo is not an actual scene from the coming last six episodes of “Game of Thrones.” It was filmed specifically for this eighth season promo and was directed by David Nutter (who has helmed full episodes in the past).
So, for now, there’s no word on whether any of the remaining Starks die during the coming war, or if their crypt statues will be seen on the actual show. But Jon’s statue has been a particular focus of fans because it depicts him fully bearded. Some believe this indicates an older version of Jon, and therefore means he will survive in the coming season.
But the show has specifically pointed out before that the crypt statues aren’t always an exact likeness. On the seventh season, Arya pointed out to Sansa that Ned Stark’s statue didn’t look enough like him. It’s possible Jon’s assigned stonemason was simply bad at chiseling out facial hair in stone (a hard task) and the statue accidentally made him look older.
Harington didn’t weigh in on the likeness of his statue, so fans will have to wait until the final episodes to learn Jon Snow’s fate. “Game of Thrones” returns to HBO on Sunday, April 14. Watch the full interview with BBC Music below.
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