Game of Thrones Jon Snow dead

Game of Thrones Co-Star Commends Kit Harington's Season 6 Performance: 'He Gives Good Corpse'

Kit Harington had his work cut out for him while shooting Game of Thrones‘ Season 6 premiere (Sunday, 9/8c on HBO). Although the episode called for the actor to literally play dead (Jon Snow is, after all, really, truly deceased), co-star Liam Cunningham insists to TVLine that Harington’s performance required a fair amount of skill.

“He gives good corpse,” deadpans Cunningham, before adding, “It’s a pig of a job being a dead body. It’s really difficult, especially for elongated scenes. To just be there and not breathe.

“And you get forgotten about [by the] crew,” he continues. “Nobody talks to you. They step over you. It’s a really weird dynamic. You’re ignored and dead.” And terrorized.

Cunningham, whose character Ser Davos shares scenes with dead Jon Snow in Sunday’s opener, admits to “having a bit of fun” with Harington while the cameras were rolling. “I flicked his beautiful [hair] a bit,” he recalls with a smirk. “You always have to have a bit of fun if somebody is dead in a scene. That’s a red rag to a bull for an actor. You do a little poking. You do things to annoy the actor. It’s your job. You have to utilize the opportunity. You have to get through the day.”

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11 Comments
  1. Kevin K says:

    Jon Snow didn’t deserve to get killed off at the end of last season and who knows what lies ahead this season without him.

  2. Jorah The Bear says:

    Jon Snow is dead. Long live Jon Stark!

  3. Joey says:

    No one will ever be a better corpse than Kristine Sutherland i.e. Joyce Summers.

  4. hello says:

    They still insist he is dead and nobody is buying it

    • Ben says:

      Oh, no, I’m completely buying that JOHN SNOW is dead. And if you aren’t, I think you are off page with everyone else. They keep emphasising that JOHN SNOW is dead.

      Kit Harrington, however, will live on.

  5. maregolden says:

    Did they also kill the direwolf, or is he protecting Jon’s body? What do y’all think?

  6. Ella says:

    They better not hurt Ghost. He needs to be alive and by Jon’s side when he wakes up…in whatever form.