Kit Harington‘s journey to the role of Jon Snow was dark and full of terrors, apparently.
Ahead of Game of Thrones‘ Season 7 premiere (Sunday, 9/8c), Jimmy Kimmel unveiled Harington’s never-before-seen “audition tape” on Monday’s episode of Live. And judging by its contents, Harington’s eventual casting on the HBO drama was nothing short of a miracle.
In the video above, Harington tries his hand at a number of Thrones roles, including Cersei Lannister (“Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to have sex with my brother.”), Arya Stark, Hodor, a White Walker and Jon Snow’s ill-fated love, Ygritte.
Harington then closes the ghastly audition by suggesting a Thrones/Harry Potter crossover — and the result is so, so wrong. Press PLAY on the video above to see exactly what we mean, then hit the comments with your reactions.