‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams reveal Kit Harrington’s secret about the Night King. I believe you still remember Maisie Williams in this series ‘Game of Thrones’ It’s hard to imagine Maisie playing anyone other than fan-favorite Arya Stark, but the actor has moved on to other projects. He has another role in the New Mutants and The Owners, that she is making plans to take up.
However, more than a year after the divisive, harshly-criticized Thrones series finale, Williams is happy to talk about what happened behind the scenes and offer a peek into one of the show’s secrets.
For the sake of putting things into context, we have to stroll down White Walkers’ memory lane. Arya killed the Night King and Jon Snow took out another fan favorite, Daenerys Targaryen. Though the latter was an unpopular move, fans loved seeing young Arya in all her badass glory rack up another body with her dagger. She killed the show’s most reviled and most feared villain like a gangster and people loved it.
During and after season 8, fans took their non-Arya grievances to social media, and in some cases, rewrote the ending the way they wanted to see it. Even Richard Brake — who played the Night King through season 6 — wished for a specific GOT ending for his old character.
Maisie Williams shared Kit Harington’s secret about the Night King
Among the show’s heroes was Harington’s, Jon Snow. Fans were gutted when he died, rejoiced when he came back to life, and rooted for him to have a happy ending (without the auntie love tryst).
As reported by Hollywood Reporter Williams recently told them that originally, Snow was supposed to execute one of the show’s biggest moments in the end: killing the Night King. Harington was privy to that information early in the series and kept it secret. But most of the cast thought his character would be the one anyway. He thought that way until the end.
“He expected it to go that way, too, and he even said, ‘It was going to go that way. Someone told me in season three that I was going to kill The Night King’,” Williams recounted.
“And then, he read the script, and it was Arya the whole time. Yeah, I think it would’ve been too obvious. I’m glad that it was Arya, honestly. I think I had the best storyline of the final season.”
Harington was happy with Jon Snow’s ending
Many fans were disappointed to see Jon Snow return to the North after all his heroic deeds. But Harington was satisfied with his end and he even cried a bit. He thought Jon Snow’s final moments were fitting for the character.
“Instead of being chained and sent to the Wall, it felt like he was set free,” Harrington said. “It was a really sweet ending. As much as he had done a horrible thing [in killing Daenerys], as much as he had felt that pain, the actual ending for him was finally being released.”
More than almost any other show in recent years, the series has inspired massive discussion amongst fans, both good and bad. One of the most discussed characters in the show is Jon Snow (Kit Harington), whose adventures and actions throughout Westeros and the rest of the world become impactful beyond almost any other character. Harington’s portrayal of Jon on Game of Thrones has resulted in the talented young actor achieving worldwide fame, as well as a unique way of getting out of a speeding ticket.
What is ‘Game of Thrones’ about?
Despite a largely unpleasant series finale, Game of Thrones is one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed television shows ever made. The show’s combination of political intrigue, blood-thirsty violence, a taboo romance which is performed by incredible actors over eight seasons resulted in an incredible near-decade of television.
The main story of the series focuses on the Starks, Arryns, Baratheons, Tullys, Greyjoys, Lannisters, Tyrells, Martells, and Targaryens, all of whom vie for power and to put their selected leader on the Iron Throne. To achieve this, the families plot, murder, and create uneasy alliances, and do anything else they can in pursuit of ultimate power.
The saga, which is also referred to as the Song of Ice and Fire, focuses on many characters, all of who could be brutally killed at any moment. One of the most prominent characters in the show is Harington’s character Jon, whose journey in the show is full of shocking turns and reveals.
Who is Kit Harington and his character Jon Snow?
Jon was first introduced to Game of Thrones fans as the bastard son of the tragic Ned Stark, the Lord of Winterfell. Jon, though beloved by his father and half-siblings, was always the lone wolf of the family, and dreamed of a way to prove himself as worthy of his father’s name.
His method of doing so is to follow in the footsteps of his uncle Benjen Stark (Joseph Mawle), and join the Night’s Watch. The brothers of the Night’s Watch are sworn to protect Westeros from the dangers the lie beyond The Wall, which includes the Freefolk and the mysterious White Walkers and their undead army.
One of Jon’s main arcs on the show was during his time as the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, which leads to his betrayal and death at the end of the show’s fifth season. He is betrayed by his supposedly loyal men, and is literally and figuratively stabbed in the back, left to bleed out as the credit rolled.
How did Harington use his character to get out of a Speeding Ticket?
After the stunning season five finale, passionate fans of Game of Thrones were forced to wonder about the future of Jon Snow and wonder whether the beloved character was dead or alive. The character known for knowing nothing had turned the tables, leaving the fans with a frustrating lack of knowledge.
This led to many fans of the show to speculate and sleuth with the goal of figuring out if Jon’s watch had ended forever. One of these questioning fans was a police officer that happened to pull Harington over for speeding. According to Mental Floss, the officer offered Harington a choice: reveal whether Jon lived or died heading into the next season, or pay the speeding ticket fine.
However, while Harington was supposed to keep the information to himself, the actor chose to reveal the secret, to which the officer answered “on your way, Lord Commander.” The officer seemingly kept the massive spoiler to himself, and the Game of Thrones fandom was pleasantly surprised to see Jon back alive and not so well in season six. For full details on Maisie Williams shared Kit Harington’s secret about the Night King click this link.