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Kit Harington Got Into a Fight Before Game of Thrones Audition

29 Jun 2016

The actor would like to thank the man who hit him…

Kit Harington got into a fight the night before his audition for Game of Thrones. In an interview with W magazine, the 29-year-old recalled his casting for the most talked-about TV show and said he had a black eye.

The actor was actually eating at McDonald’s with a girl he was with at the time, when a man sitting next to them started insulting her. Kit confronted him but it didn’t end well for the Game of Thrones star as he showed up for the audition with a damaged face.

Kit explained: “I’d went into McDonald’s with this girl I was with, and there was no seats. I asked this guy and this girl 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 continued: “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!”

Not a bad price for a role of a lifetime, right?