Los Angeles: Actor Kit Harington got into a fight at a fast food joint the night before his audition for popular epic fantasy TV show "Game of Thrones".
The 29-year-old, who plays the role of Jon Snow in the series, is thankful to the man who punched him in the face at McDonald's which he thinks helped him in bagging the part, reported E!Online.
"I had a black eye, I'd been in a fight the night before. I'd went into McDonald's with this girl I had been dating, and it was late night and there was no seat."
"I asked this guy and this girl that he was with if we could sit at the same table as them. We sat down, and quite quickly he started being rude to the girl I was with, calling her names...
"He called her an ugly pig or something worse, and I said, No you can't, you can't call her that. Get up," the actor recalled.
After challenging the man, Harington realized that he was too big for him to fight with.
"He'd been sat down the entire time so when he got up he just kept going. I realized I had to, at that point, I had to throw the first punch or else I'd look like a complete wimp. And I got batted.
"So I went to the Jon Snow audition with a black eye, which I think that man who punched me in the face may have helped me get the job, so thank you!" he concluded.
Harington also talked about the difficulties he faced during the initial episodes of the sixth season. The actor said it was not easy playing a corpse for two episodes.
"I remember I fell asleep in the middle of the scene, and woke up, and you know when you wake up and you don't know where you are? There's nothing scarier than waking up in the middle of 'Game of Thrones' world!," he said.