Jon Snow might be hurting after finding out that his brother Robb Stark and adopted mother Catelyn were murdered at the Red Wedding, but don’t expect him to exact any revenge in their honor. In fact, don’t expect him to address the Red Wedding at all after the “Game of Thrones” Season 4 premiere.
“He separates himself [from Red Wedding vengeance]. On the surface, anyway, he separates himself,” Kit Harington tells Zap2it. “They’re obviously very important things to him; his whole family’s dead. And then he just sort of addresses it and brushes it off, and you never hear him talk about it again. Throughout the rest of the season, it’s either a no-go topic or he’s got bigger things to think about.”
Bigger than the deaths of several of the few remaining members of his family? Yes, according to Harington.
“I think when impending death is coming at you, the death of your family probably takes second step,” he says. “When you’ve got an army of 100,000 bearing down on you, the death of your whole family is probably depressing, but it’s not your main concern [laughs], and that’s kind of the way I looked at it.”
Even though it likely was welcome by fans to see Jon hurting after discovering his family’s murder, the Starks are no longer Harington’s family — the Night’s Watch is. He’s been apart from Castle Black and his brothers in black for two seasons, and Harington says returning to that set was like coming home.
“It’s always been one of my favorite sets, that Castle Black set. It’s an incredible set to walk onto, and I actually realized I’d only spent one season there. It was a very important season because it was the first season, but it was strange walking back onto it because I felt like I knew it,” he says. “I felt like it was home, and I’ve only ever spent a month there in total filming. That comes back to what the show means to me.”
“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.