GoT star Harington slays SNL gig


Kit Harington — aka Jon Snow — took to the stage, sans beard, and, after a few self-deprecating cracks about some of his less successful roles (Pompeii, Silent Hill: Revelation), took questions from the audience … which included a few familiar faces.

Kit Harington hosted SNL on the weekend. Picture: NBCSource:Supplied

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) popped up and asked, “Could you just give us a general sense of how it ends?”

To laughter from the audience, the actress explained that it had been so long since they filmed the end of the wildly popular drama, that she’d forgotten the whole thing, given she said, she spends most of her time talking to a dragon, “which is just a tennis ball on a green pole.”

Her final question: “Do you remember in season 6 when we had sex? Did you know they filmed it?”

Kit Harington’s wife Rose Leslie was on hand to heckle. Picture: NBC

Kit Harington’s wife Rose Leslie was on hand to heckle. Picture: NBCSource:Supplied

Emilia Clarke also asked her on screen love a few questions. Picture: NBC

Emilia Clarke also asked her on screen love a few questions. Picture: NBCSource:Supplied

Actor John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), then asked, “Do you know what happens to Samwell Tarly?” before iasking if the two could still hang out even though the show was done and dusted.

“Do you think we’ll still hang out after the show is done? Like best friends?”

Kit Harington played a Michael Jackson impersonator who was forced to start playing Frank Sinatra songs. Picture: NBC

Kit Harington played a Michael Jackson impersonator who was forced to start playing Frank Sinatra songs. Picture: NBCSource:Supplied

After Harington said they would, Bradley said: “What about next Tuesday? I could come by around 6am.” When Harington said he was busy during that time, Bradley retorted, “Wow, they were right. You’ve changed.”

While testing a zombie-fighting game, his character was forced to deal with inter-office politics before he could cut to shooting the undead. Picture: NBC

While testing a zombie-fighting game, his character was forced to deal with inter-office politics before he could cut to shooting the undead. Picture: NBCSource:Supplied

Then Harington’s wife, Rose Leslie, who played Ygritte on the show — and uttered the immortal line, “You Know nothing, Jon Snow” — had a couple of pressing questions of her own: “What are we going to do for money now?” she asked, before the more pressing, “How soon can you grow back that beard?”

Mariska Hargitay and Ice T starred in their own GoT spin-off. Picture: NBC

Mariska Hargitay and Ice T starred in their own GoT spin-off. Picture: NBCSource:Supplied

The show also imagined a variety of spin-offs, including Castle Black, “a sexy moody drama about forbidden love” that involved Harington as Jon Snow and skeletal nudity, an animated take on Daria titled Arya, Sam and Gilly in The Queen of Kings Landing, Cersei and the City, No Ballers (ahem, Lord Varys and Theon), The Marvelous Mrs. Melisandre, and Wilding Out, along with kids programming like Dire Guys and Hodor’s House.

Ah, we’ll miss him. Picture: HBO

Ah, we’ll miss him. Picture: HBOSource:Supplied

The best, though, came via Game of Thrones: Special Victims Unit, which featured cameos by Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay as they investigated the graphic and sexual crimes committed in Westeros. “You tell me some sick son-of-a-bitch cut this dude’s’ thing off, then fed it to his dog, then gouged the man’s eye’s out, then fed him his own eyes, then wore his dead skin to an orgy, then got busy in the holes where his eyes used to be?” asked Ice-T. “Circle gets the square,” replied Hargitay.

Kit Harington appeared at the show’s premiere, with beard, in New York last week. Picture: AFP

Kit Harington appeared at the show’s premiere, with beard, in New York last week. Picture: AFPSource:AFP



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