Kit Harington is opening up about the time that he was punched in the face at McDonald’s the night before his audition for Game of Thrones.
The 29-year-old actor says he thinks the black eye he had during the audition helped him land the role of Jon Snow.
“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,” Kit told W Magazine. “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.’”
“He’d been sat down the entire time so when he got up he just kept going,” Kit continued. “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!”