Kit Harington and Rose Leslie got a pretty happy ending after meeting on the set of Game of Thrones and marrying a few years later. However, that was not the case for their characters, who had some devastating final moments together. If you remember, Rose Leslie played Ygritte, Jon Snow's Wildling lover, who died tragically in his arms during a battle. But as heartbreaking as it all was, Harington shared that his wife's death scene was actually his favorite from the entire series, as strange as it might seem.
“I liked her death. I know, it sounds bizarre,” Harington told People. “I thought she nailed that. And it’s the first time in Thrones that slow motion was used and I think it’s a beautiful, cradling moment as this battle is raging in the background. It was one of those incredible shots.”
Loving the moment your wife dies on-screen is bizarre indeed, but we get it. The scene was dramatic, but it also managed to pack in a couple of seconds of genuine romance. Ygritte tells Jon that she wishes they could go back to a cave where they had hidden away earlier in their courtship, and then delivers her famous catchphrase before dying: "You know nothing, Jon Snow." That line even got some play at the couple's wedding, when Harington's brother incorporated it into his best man's speech.
In addition to reminiscing about his favorite parts of the HBO series, Harington also talked about how much he's going to miss the cast now that the show is just three episodes away from ending. He explained that he definitely wants to work with his wife again, but revealed that he's going to miss their characters.
“The saddest thing is that we may never be cast again together because we’re too synonymous with Thrones,” he said. “You know, I’d love to work with Sophie [Turner] on something, but are people only going to see Jon and Sansa? It’s gonna be hard to get away from that. I’d love to work with Rose, but we’re married and we played these lovers, so are we ever going to get to do that?”
Probably not, but they'll always have that cave scene.