Kit Harington's Game of Thrones Costars Crash SNL Monologue Asking for Spoilers: 'What Happens?'
Emilia Clarke, John Bradley and Rose Leslie showed their support along with Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
The British actor, who plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, has been tight-lipped as to the fate of the show’s beloved characters ahead of its final season which premieres on April 14 — and true to form, he didn’t drop any hints during his opening monologue.
“My name is Kit Harington, although many of you do probably know me as Jon Snow. Now, I’ve just shaved my beard so this is more of a pre-pubescent Jon Snow,” the 32-year-old actor said, before poking fun at some of the other projects he’s starred in throughout his career.
“Many of you’ve seen me on Game of Thrones, which is probably a good thing. Some of my other credits include the movie Pompeii, which someone proved more of a disaster than the event [it was] based on,” he said. “I was also in a movie called Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. Anyone a fan? No, I didn’t think so.”
“So Game of Thrones was obviously huge for me and I’m very grateful for all the funs, but I have to say, after 10 years, I’m really excited to see what comes next. Oh, it seems like we’ve got a question,” he said, before being asked by a fan to reveal how the series ends.
After brushing off the question, Emilia Clarke, 32, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the series, popped up, much to the delight of the crowd.
“Could you just give us a general sense of how it ends?” she pressed her costar.
When Harington reminded her that she already knows the ending because she’s in the series, Clarke replied, “Well yeah, but I forgot. It’s been so damn long since the last season.”
“Plus, a lot of my scenes are talking to a dragon, which is just a tennis ball on a green pole, so I have no idea what’s actually happening,” she added.
Actor John Bradley, 30, who plays Samwell Tarly, was also on hand to ask whether Harington knew “what happens” to his character.
“They only let me see two pages of the script. All my character says is ‘Aghhhhhh,’ Bradley explained.
Asked whether he remembered what the script said “right before that,” Bradley replied, “Dragon opens mouth.”
SNL star Pete Davidson went on to make his own appearance, posing as the HBO show’s villainous Night King.
“I just need to know, do people hate me? ‘Cause it really feels like they hate me,” Davidson, 25, asked.
Harington kept it blunt, replying, “Well I mean, yeah. Everyone you touch turns into an ice zombie.”
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“I don’t care about [how Thrones ends], I’m not a nerd,” she quipped. “My question is, what are we going to do for money now? We didn’t save anything and you kept telling me, ‘I’m the king of the North! We can order Uber Eats every night!’”
“Honey, don’t worry, we’ll be okay,” Harington responded. “I’ll make my jewelry and you have your little songs.”
She followed up with one final question, asking her freshly-shaven husband how soon he’d be able to grow his signature beard back, to which he simply replied, “Yeah, I love you, too.”
Also at SNL were GoT co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
In the lead-up to Game of Thrones‘ final season, the stars have mostly remained hush-hush about how the show ends, although Harington has admitted that the final scripts took him by surprise.
“I was very shocked and surprised at certain events unfolding,” Harington said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert about reading the final script. “And then I blubbered my eyes out. I cried. I cried, yeah.”
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, meanwhile, recently told Sky News that she doesn’t think “anyone is going to be satisfied” by the show’s ending, but that she’s still “really proud of this final season.”
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones premieres April 14 on HBO.