Written by Melanie Burton, June 29, 2016

Kit Harington has someone to thank for helping him get the role of Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow… a man who punched him in the face at McDonald’s!

Yep, the night before Kit’s audition for the part, he got himself into a fight at Maccas – which in turn, kinda helped him land the once in a lifetime role!

Kit recalls how he landed the role

In an interview with W magazine, Kit recalls his audition. “I had a black eye,” he said.

“I’d been in a fight the night before…I’d went into McDonald’s with this girl I had been dating, and it was late night and there was no seats. I asked this guy and this girl that he was with if we could sit at the same table as them.

“We sat down, and quite quickly he started being rude to the girl I was with, calling her names…He called her an ugly pig or something worse, and I said, ‘No you can’t, you can’t call her that. Get up.'”

And unluckily for Kit, when the guy stood up, he was pretty damn big!

“He’d been sat down the entire time so when he got up he just kept going. I realized I had to, at that point, I had to throw the first punch or else I’d look like a complete wimp. And I got batted.

“So I went to the Jon Snow audition with a black eye, which I think that man who punched me in the face may have helped me get the job, so thank you!”



Kit as Jon Snow

Who ever thought a fast food restaurant would help someone land a leading role in one of the best TV shows EVER?!