Here's the Real Reason Jon Snow Never Wears a Hat on 'Game of Thrones'

Another Westeros mystery solved.

While the active players on Game of Thrones inch ever-closer to a final contender for the Iron Throne (opens in new tab), there are still some mysteries that the show hasn't quite addressed in any way. One of them is about, of course, why Jon Snow doesn't seem to wear any sort of headgear (opens in new tab), despite mostly traipsing around surely freezing snow.

In a brief interview (opens in new tab) with the New York Times, actor Kit Harington gamely answered that exact question head-on. And well, it makes a lot of sense, even though one can only imagine Harington's ears get really cold:

Ah, so it's all a filming consideration. But naturally, it's not as though Harington is super thrilled about the decision: "But trust me, no one wants a hat more than me."

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Harington also addressed those rumors, and well, spoilers abound from here.

Namely, the strong, strong speculation as to exactly who Jon Snow's parents are:

Harington also took a stand on...which dragon of Daenerys's Jon Snow would try to ride, if that were to ever happen over the course of the show:

"Of the two?" Is that a super secret future dragon count forecast? Most likely not, but anything is possible...in the game of thrones.

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