Kit Harington, L'Uomo Vogue

L'Uomo Vogue

While we spent the last ten months mourning Jon Snow's death and begging for him to be brought back, Kit Harington was watching us.

Harington graces the cover of the newest issue of L'Uomo Vogue, just after Game of Thrones resurrected the character following months of speculation as to when and how and if the (now former) lord's commander of the Night's Watch would come back to life. Harington told the magazine that he learned a lot about people from how fans reacted to Jon's stabbing in the season five finale of the HBO monster hit. 

"Having to maintain absolute secrecy for so long has been a formidable test for understanding the psychology of other people on the basis of assumptions made," he tells L'Uomo. "What I realized is that many people feel they have a much stronger connection with Jon Snow than I do." 

Even if that's true, Jon Snow has given Harington something that he hasn't given anyone else, by way of Harington's girlfriend, Rose Leslie.

Kit Harington, L'Uomo Vogue

L'Uomo Vogue

He tells L'Uomo that his favorite memory of the show was the three weeks spent shooting the second season in Iceland. "Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love," he says. "If you're already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love." 

Leslie played Ygritte, Jon's ill-fated wildling girlfriend who is responsible for originating the oft-quoted, "You know nothing, Jon Snow." Ygritte died near the end of season four, but Harington and Leslie been real-life couple on and off since 2012. 

If we had our way, Melisandre (Carice van Houten) would also resurrect Ygritte so she and Jon could take the Iron Throne together, but that doesn't seem all that likely.

Kit Harington, L'Uomo Vogue

L'Uomo Vogue

Outside of Game of Thrones, Harington is also currently starring in the West End adaptation of Doctor Faustus, which he calls "the best choice" he could have made, especially after a series of what he calls "mistakes." "I made some so-called opportunistic choices for my career in the past," he says. "I really regretted them, and I will not do it again." 

You can hear more from Harington when L'Uomo Vogue hits stands on Friday, May 13.

Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.

Kit Harington, L'Uomo Vogue

L'Uomo Vogue

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