“You’re always worried you’re going to die, because that’s kind of what happens on the show,” Huisman said during PEOPLE’s preshow for the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Huisman and Harington’s costar Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on the HBO series, echoed in a later interview from the carpet: “I might be dead already, who knows?”
Whatever Jon’s fate, Huisman, 34, promises fans will be rewarded with season 6, which premieres April 24.
“Next season is going to be bigger and better,” he said. “Every season … you get more and more engaged [with the storylines] – you’re rooting for a certain house – and that will certainly be the case this year.”
The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented live from Los Angeles on TNT and TBS.