This Actor Auditioned For His Career Defining Role With A Black Eye!

Shreemi Verma , 29 Jun 2016
Kit Harrington

Game Of Thrones star Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow in the popular series revealed something rather interesting about his audition in an interview to W Magazine. The actor had completed drama school and he believed that the producers thought he looked miserable enough to play Ned Stark‘s bastard (spoiler alert: he actually isn’t). Everyone knows that his character has lead numerous battles and he’s had to undergo pretty intense action sequences, and Kit thinks his black eye before he auditioned helped him bag the role. Here’s what he said –

I went into McDonald’s with this girl I was sort of dating at the time, and it was late at night and there was no seats. I asked this guy and this girl he was with if we could sit at the same table, and they said yeah. We sat down, and quite quickly, he started being really rude to the girl I was with, you know, calling her names. […] And then he called her something like an ugly pig, or something worse. And I got up and said, no no no, you can’t call her that, get up. So I called him up for a fight, which I had never done before. […] I realized that I had to at that point throw the first punch, otherwise I’d look like a complete wimp. And I got battered. I think that man who punched me in the face may have helped me get the job!

Thank God, we can’t see anyone else play Jon Snow apart from Kit Harrington. If the show is made in Bollywood though, we have a few ideas.

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