Some people spend months planning their April Fools' Day pranks, while others want nothing to do with the holiday. When those two types of people mix — as they have, for example, now that Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have moved in together and are engaged to be married — chaos is almost guaranteed to ensue.
And it did, in fact, ensue on April Fools' Day 2017, when Harington played a deeply disturbing (and admittedly hilarious) prank on his Game of Thrones co-star turned fiancée. During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show over the weekend, Harington shared the story of the harrowing event. He started by showing a video of Leslie's reaction: Completely unaware, she opens the fridge and looks around before suddenly starting to scream uncontrollably, run away, and fall on the floor. The cause of Leslie's screaming is soon revealed to be a severed head that bears a strong resemblance to Jon Snow and sits casually among the blueberries and oranges in the pair's fridge. I mean, can you blame her?
"My family does April Fools'. Her family doesn't do April Fools'. She didn't know what date it was, and after that she was in tears. And I was there going, 'April Fools!' It didn't go down well," Harington said, still holding back laughter. "She pretty much told me if I did it ever again, that would be it. And I think that's marriage included."
Harington and Leslie, both 30, confirmed their engagement in September with a formal announcement in the Times of London newspaper. "The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire," the small news spot read.
Harington opened up about his proposal during his time on The Jonathan Ross Show, revealing that he was so nervous that he scrapped his more romantic plans and just popped the question. "I did have some plans to do it, I was going to string up some lights in some trees and do all the romantic stuff, but we were in the country and we were under this beautiful night sky and had a log fire burning and red wine and I blew my load early," he said, before clarifying, "I was meant to do it the day after with the lights. What I meant to say was, I popped my question a bit early. Not blew my load...Sorry, that's a really bad expression."
However it happened, it turned out well.