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Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington Talks About Jon Snow’s Love Life, Or Lack Thereof

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Viewers of HBO’s Game of Thrones were left with quite a few cliffhangers at the end of season one but for fans of Jon Snow, I guess you could say it was more of a wall-hanger. The cast is hard at work on Season 2 but MTV recently caught up with actor Kit Harington and spoke to him about the show’s success and a few tidbits about the new episodes, including a woman he crosses paths with on his journey past the wall. 

“It keeps getting more momentum,” Harington told MTV News of how popular the George R.R. Martin novel adaptation has become. “I think it’s one of those things — a TV show, the longer it’s out there and is doing well, word of mouth spreads it around, and then more and more people watch it. It’s one of those things that it keeps snowballing, which is fantastic for us.”

Harington said there are a few new actors to look out for in Season 2. “There’s Simon Armstrong [Qhorin Halfhand]. He’s a fantastic actor. He’s going to be brilliant this season. And Rose Leslie who’s playing Ygritte. Watch this space, honestly — she’s amazing.”

We previously reported Leslie landing the role of the redhead wilding woman Jon Show meets during his travels North. She doesn’t have too much on her resume but fans of the PBS series Downtown Abbey will recognize her as Gwen.  Harington told MTV, “Yeah, Ygritte [pronounced E-greet or E-grit, according to Harington], it’s a tempestuous relationship. I’m not allowed to go into details. But I will say that it’s nice for Jon to meet a woman.”

MTV tried to get details out of the actor about a specific episode of the upcoming season, which they heard was a big one, but he couldn’t say much. “Episode nine is a big episode,” he said. “Actually, I can’t tease anything. Jon gets to fight more. In the first season, it was all training-yard stuff, and the world he’s going into, [this season] is very much more real. The fighting he has to do, it’s for real. It’s not play fighting.”

(via MTV News)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."