Game of Thrones: Kit Harington fumes at plot twist on Night King ‘I was p***** off’ | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Game of Thrones: Kit Harington fumes at plot twist on Night King ‘I was p***** off’ | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV


The Night King’s (played by Vladimir Furdik) demise came in the third episode of the final season of Game of Thrones, the Battle of Winterfell.

While it seemed as though the living were outnumbered at Winterfell, they proved victorious.

It was Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) who killed the Night King in the end as she stabbed him with a Valyrian dagger.

He and the army of White Walkers and wights shattered into pieces just moments after Arya struck.

Although, many had not predicted that Arya would be the one to do it.

There had long been speculation that Jon would take down the Night King considering there had been a lot of build up and the suggestion he could be the Prince Who Was Promised.

Jon star Kit has admitted he wanted to be the one to slay the leader of the undead.

Although, he did laud the plot development as a “great twist”.

“I was a bit p***ed off, only because I wanted to kill the Night King!” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

“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. But I was so happy for Maisie and Arya.

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“I was secretly like, ‘I wanted to do that!’ Especially because I love fighting with Vlad, who also played the White Walker… I’ve never seen a better swordsman.

“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.”

While Jon didn’t kill the Night King, he did ultimately end up killing Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in a shocking turn of events.

He put a blade into her heart after he saw the terror she could inflict on others once she destroyed King’s Landing.

As Daenerys set about using her last dragon Drogon to turn the capital to ruins, the falling stone in the Red Keep ended the lives of Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).

Some fans were surprised that Cersei wasn’t directly killed by one of the many people she had wronged.

She was on Arya’s famous list since she was a young girl, so it looked as though Arya could be the one to murder her.

Sansa Stark star Sophie Turner has expressed her surprise that Arya wasn’t the one to do it.

She told The Wrap: “I thought Arya would kill Cersei. And I would like to have seen Sansa and Cersei reunited, or Arya and Cersei.

“But there were so many ways the story could have turned out.”



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