Before he was Jon Snow on ‘Game Of Thrones,’ Kit Harington was — well, he didn’t know who he was! The hot British actor has confessed that he didn’t learn what his real name was until he was 11 years old! Wow!
Kit Harington, 27, has an acting career that’s on fire. Not only does he play superhottie Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones, the actor also played a big role in How To Train Your Dragon 2. The actor’s opening up about one of his biggest childhood secrets!
Kit Harington: Actor Didn’t Know His Name Until He Was 11
This is a twist that’s as unexpected as the plot lines on Game Of Thrones! Kit was completely unaware that his real name wasn’t — well, Kit — for years. “I haven’t got a clue! I think they could see that I wanted to be Kit, but Christopher was a bit of a tradition,” Kit explained about not knowing his real name in an interview with Glamour, according to Us Weekly. “My brother’s name is Jack, but his real name is John. Kit is traditionally an offshoot of Christopher, it’s just not used that often. My middle name is Catesby.”
Wow! We can’t believe that Christopher Catesby “Kit” Harington went that many years without finding out what his full name was. While Kit still can’t answer the “why” about his name, fans of his hit show can’t figure out what will happen in the season 4 finale that airs tonight, June 15!
‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale: Does Jon Snow Survive?
Spoiler alert! If you don’t want to know what will happen in the Game Of Thrones finale tonight, skip this part. Kit opened up to Elle about this season’s last episode. “Next I’m doing Thrones Season 5,” Kit revealed. What else did he spill? “The battle ends at the end of episode nine, [“The Watchers On The Wall”]. The beginning of ten carries on with the story. Jon is focused on being a leader. He’s a much colder person after this. He loses a lot of whatever warmth he had, which, let’s face it, wasn’t a lot. … At the beginning of episode ten you see a very broken man,” he explained. Wow — we can’t wait to see the last episode!
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— Megan Ross