Kit Harington would like to thank the man who punched him the face at McDonald's many years ago.

You see, the night before the actor's audition for the role of Jon Snow, he ended up getting into a fight at the fast food joint, which may or may not have catered to him landing the part.

In an interview with W magazine, Harington recalled his audition for Game of Thrones: "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.'"

Of course, the man ended up being quite a bit taller than him.

Harington continued, "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!"

LOL. Not a terrible price to pay for the role of a lifetime, we suppose! 

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And speaking of his role—without sharing too much in case you haven't caught up this season—Harington explained how playing a corpse for two episodes wasn't as easy as you'd expect.

"We did thousands upon thousands of takes… I was lying down for so many hours, for two whole episodes," he revealed. "I remember I fell asleep in the middle of the scene, and woke up, and you know when you wake up and you don't know where you are? There's nothing scarier than waking up in the middle of Game of Thrones world!"

We can only imagine...yikes!

Watch his full interview with W magazine in the video above!

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