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Kit Harington's Jon Snow Was Originally Supposed to Kill the Night King on 'Game of Thrones'

If you haven’t watched the final season of Game of Thrones yet, you might want to look away from this post, but the spoiler window has definitely passed by now!

Maisie Williams‘ beloved character Arya is the one who finally kills the villainous Night King at the end of the final season and she just revealed that someone else was originally supposed to slay the evil character.

Turns out, Jon Snow was originally going to kill the Night King and Kit Harington was just as shocked as the rest of us when Arya did the deed.

“[Kit Harington] expected it to go [Jon Snow’s] way, too, and he even said, ‘It was going to go that way. Someone told me in season three that I was going to kill The Night King.’ And then, he read the script, and it was Arya the whole time,” Maisie told THR.

She added, “Yeah, I think it would’ve been too obvious. I’m glad that it was Arya, honestly. I think I had the best storyline of the final season.”

In another recent interview, Maisie talked about why she’s “so happy” with the show’s ending.

Emilia Clarke Says Male 'Game of Thrones' Co-Stars Got 'Cooling Systems,' Female Co-Stars Did Not

Emilia Clarke is opening up about her experience on the set of Game of Thrones.

The 33-year-old actress spoke during the 2020 edition of the Edinburgh TV festival on Thursday (August 27).

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During her conversation, Emilia discussed the elaborate costumes featured in the hit HBO series, and shared a key difference between how the male and female actors were costumed.

“The guys in the Night’s Watch, Jon Snow, are wearing a woolly mammoth all the time,” she said.

“When we were shooting things in a hot country when they had all of those things on, they had this pump that had its own little generator attached into the costumes. They used it to pump cold water into these pipes and cool them all down so underneath they had this weird kind of cooling system,” she continued.

“Girls weren’t allowed that. All I could get was the back of my wig to be lifted up. It’s too hard, I’ve got a wig on, they don’t make cold packs you know, you put ice packs on yourself.”

One of Emilia Clarke‘s co-stars recently revealed they almost signed a fan petition about the show’s finale.

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Sophie Turner Reunites With an Iconic 'Game of Thrones' Prop!

Sophie Turner is having a Game of Thrones reunion.

The 24-year-old actress shared a sentimental prop from the set of the hit HBO series on Saturday (August 22) on her Instagram: the throne that her character Sansa Stark sat in at the very end of the show after being crowned the Queen of the North.

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“Welcome home,” she captioned an Instagram Story photo of the throne, which now sits at the real-life home she shares with husband Joe Jonas and their newborn daughter Willa.

Joe shared the same picture with a GIF of his wife alongside her common social media phrase: “And that’s the tea.”

Sophie also made her first-ever comment about being a mom in a very subtle way. Here’s what she said…

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Maisie Williams Was 'So Happy' with 'Game of Thrones' Ending

Maisie Williams loved the final season of Game of Thrones, which was widely slammed by fans.

“We had such a blast. We loved it. I was so happy with my ending, and it was just a beautiful end to a decade of my life,” Maisie said during a virtual appearance on The Tonight Show. “I couldn’t be happier with it, honestly.”

“I used to walk down the street and every single person that would recognize me, the only thing they’d ever want to know is like, ‘Tell me what happens in the next season’ like ‘Did Jon Snow really die? Are you going to be blind forever?’ All of these things I just couldn’t talk about,” Maisie said about her life while the show was filming.

Maisie played Arya Stark on the show, and while she was happy with the ending, one cast member was not!

Game of Thrones' Charles Dance (aka Tywin Lannister) Says He'd Sign Petition to Remake Final Season

Charles Dance is down to re-do the final season of Game of Thrones.

The 73-year-old actor, who played Tywin Lannister until season five of the eight-season long series, opened up about what he thought of fans signing a petition for HBO and the cast to re-shoot the final season because they did not like how it ended.

“I mean, I saw it. I continue to watch the whole series even after I’d been killed off in the lavatory,” Charles shared with PopCulture in a new interview. “Because I just thought it’s a fantastic television show, you know? I was very lucky to be part of it. I loved it; there were storylines [where] I wanted to know what was going to happen to these people!”

He added, “I know that the finale satisfied a lot of people. It also disappointed a lot of people, and I’m afraid I am in the latter camp.”

Charles also credited writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for the brilliant writing in the earlier seasons, but wasn’t a fan of the “committee” writing in the latter ones.

“I think David and Dan raised the bar when it came to television screenplay writing,” he said. “They are phenomenal. And for the whole thing to end up as a committee, I just thought, ‘Hmm, no.’ I would say I was somewhat underwhelmed by.”

This other Game of Thrones star almost signed the petition too.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Reveals He Almost Donated to ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Petition

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is making his feelings known.

The 50-year-old Game of Thrones actor spoke out in a new interview with Variety.

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When asked if he was surprised that some fans wanted a more dramatic death for Jaime, he said: “I didn’t follow it at all. [Pauses.] Obviously, I heard about it.”

“I was aware of the petition for a new ending, which I thought was hilarious. I almost wanted to donate to that petition. HBO saying, ‘You’re right, so many people want it, we’re going to do it.’ I think everyone had their own opinion. I find the world of fandom really interesting. Everyone wanted something specific and different from what they got. It’s a combination of — you imagine an ending; but also, I think if you’re a hardcore fan, it was really upsetting that it ended. You lived with this for eight seasons. There is still a massive community dedicated to Game of Thrones. I think there was a real fear that was going to go away. It had to end.”

When asked if he would do anything differently with the ending, he said: “Oh, how did it end? He was — no, it was fine. It was great. It was fine. How do you end that story? Let’s talk about this in 10 years, then you can talk about it. But now, I think it’s a little too recent.”

Just recently, the trailer for Nikolaj‘s upcoming movie, The Silencing, debuted. You can watch it now on!

Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner's Daughter Is Named Willa & Fans Notice a 'Game of Thrones' Connection!

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas welcomed their first child – a baby girl named Willa – last week and a few savvy Game of Thrones fans noticed a connection!

If you don’t know, the 24-year-old actress starred as Sansa Stark for all 8 seasons of the HBO drama and was a fan favorite on the show.

Super fans noticed that Willa is the name of two very minor Game of Thrones characters! One of the characters named Willa appeared on two episodes of the show back in season five and was a wildling character.

The second appearance of Willa in the series is in season eight as a servant at Winterfell.

Sophie and Joe‘s rep released a statement on the birth of their first child and you can check that out right here.

Congrats again to the happy couple!