Kit Harington's Brother Snuck an Iconic Game of Thrones Quote Into His Wedding to Rose Leslie
Jon Snow and his Game of Thrones costar Rose Leslie tied the knot in in Scotland last year
Even if you’ve never watched Game of Thrones, chances are you’ve heard the famous quote about Jon Snow knowing nothing.
The line — “You know nothing, Jon Snow” — was delivered by Rose Leslie‘s character Ygritte to Kit Harington‘s character in season 2, episode 7, of the hit HBO show. Much to fans’ delight, Ygritte and Jon Snow’s on-screen romance blossomed into real-life love, and the actors tied the knot in a romantic ceremony in Scotland last year.
Appearing on The Tonight Show on Thursday to promote Thrones’ eighth and final season, Harington said the quote is the number one thing fans yell at him when they see him on the street.
“And my wife is Rose, so we get doubly yelled at,” he added.
And while he admitted he’s not the biggest fan of it — “I hate it, I hate it when people say it” — there was one instance where he didn’t mind.
“My brother managed to get it into the end of my best man speech. It was quite sweet, actually,” he revealed. “He said, ‘Looking at the woman you’re marrying, it shows you do know something, Jon Snow.’ Which is sweet!”
Harington and Leslie, both 32, first stirred up relationship rumors in 2012. After a brief split, the couple reconciled and continued to fuel romance speculation until they officially confirmed the relationship in 2016.
The former costars wed on June 23, 2018, at the Kirkton of Rayne church. The star-studded celebration — which included many Thrones stars as guests — continued with a reception at the bride’s family’s Wardhill Castle.
Harington previously opened up about the early days of their romance, revealing that sparks flew while on set in Iceland shooting season 2 — and admitting that those weeks were his favorite of the series.
“Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love,” he said in a cover story for L’Uomo Vogue. “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love.”
Game of Thrones returns April 14 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.