The actor was meant to keep tight-lipped until the new series had aired
Kit Harington told a policeman what happened to his Game Of Thrones character ahead of the new series airing to avoid a speeding ticket.
The actor plays Jon Snow in the show and was fatally stabbed at the end of series five. The entire cast was instructed to keep Snow’s fate a secret, as the programme’s fans theorised over whether he would be brought back to life.
Appearing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Harington revealed he hadn’t been that good at keeping quiet. “I told mum and dad right away – that’s mum and dad!” he said, adding that he had also told his girlfriend and former co-star Rose Leslie.
As Digital Spy reports, he then recounted an incident when he was caught speeding and filled a policeman in on what was to happen to his character to avoid a trip to the station.
“This policeman comes up and pulls me over… and he said, ‘Look, there is two ways we can do this. You can either follow me back to the police station now and I book you in, or you can tell me whether you live in the next series of Game of Thrones ‘,” he explained.
“So I looked at him and I went, ‘I’m alive next season,’ and he goes, ‘On your way, Lord Commander’.”