While the active players on Game of Thrones inch ever-closer to a final contender for the Iron Throne, 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, despite mostly traipsing around surely freezing snow.
In a brief interview 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:
"I was asking for one! I wanted a hat when we were shooting in Iceland. We've had endless conversations about it. It's been a big, big question in Thrones, about when they're up North, whether they wear headgear or not. It seems ridiculous in cold climates not to have your head protected.
But it's a decision they made a long time ago, the decision that we need to see faces more than heads being warm. It's very difficult when you're filming people in that environment, to differentiate between people's faces. I think they decided that was the most important thing."
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."
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:
"It wasn't revealed, actually. What we know is that Lyanna Stark is my mother. While, we don't know who my father is. And Jon doesn't know any of this. I think that even if he found out now, it wouldn't really change matters, because this guy, the Night King, is on his tail, and he knows nothing matters unless they deal with this. His parentage is the last thing on his mind, really, whereas at the start of the series, it was the first thing on his mind. He's got too much to deal with to really care about that."
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? One's named Viserion because it's after her brother Viserys, and the other is called Rhaegal, because it's after her brother Rhaegar. I never really liked Viserys, so I guess it'll have to be Rhaegal for me!"
"Of the two?" Is that a super secret future dragon count forecast? Most likely not, but anything is possible...in the game of thrones.