“Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harington followed up his infamous “dinner party” skit on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” with a visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Wednesday, where the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch proved that he has a sense of humor underneath all those layers of fur.
Because no one is safe on the HBO drama, Kimmel asked Harington what his plans are in case his character Jon Snow gets kills off on Sunday’s Season 5 finale.
“I don’t know how I could top ‘Thrones.’ I think I would probably just give it up,” he said, pontificating on what would be the end of his acting career.
Harington went on to open up about last week’s epic White Walkers battle scene, which took 25 days to film. “That was a 20-minute sequence, so that gives you an idea of how long it took. It was very tiring,” he said. As for his back-from-the-dead enemies, Harington said they are as scary on set as they seem on screen, “so having lunch with them in the cast tent is really bizarre.”
Harington’s impressive dialogue on the blockbuster series based on George R. R. Martin‘s novels has sparked a number of imitators, so Kimmel brought three of them onto the show to do their best impersonations of the “bastard son of Ned Stark.”
While they nailed the dramatic tone and dark demeanor of the popular character, Harington beat them in battle when it came to delivering his signature line, “Winter is coming.”
The “Game of Thrones” Season 5 finale airs on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs nightly at 11.35 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.