Well, maybe Kit Harington and Maisie Williams’s boyfriend can commiserate about this over some lagers. Months after Game of Thrones’ Arya Stark leaped at anti-skin-care pioneer the Night King, killing him with a very fancy sword, Harington is admitting he was jealous that his character, Jon Snow, didn’t get to have the honor. Actually, Harington was more than jealous. In his exact words, he was “pissed” it went to somebody else. “I was a bit pissed off, only because I wanted to kill the Night King,” he recently told THR. “I think I felt like everyone else did, in that it had been set up for a long time, and then I didn’t get to do it.”
Harington insists, though, that he was “happy” Williams ultimately got to do the slaying. “I was secretly like, ‘I wanted to do that!’” he added. “But it was a really great twist, and it tied up Maisie’s journey in a really beautiful way. Over the seasons, we’ve seen her build up these skills to become this hardened assassin, and she uses it all to kill our main antagonist.” Following Arya’s big kill back in April, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealed they always planned on having our Winterfell warrior slay the Night King. “We hoped to kind of avoid the expected. Jon Snow has always been the hero, the one who’s been the savior, but it just didn’t seem right to us, for this moment,” Benioff said. Ah, simpler times!