WARNING: The following contains spoilers of major plot points in “Game of Thrones.” Proceed at your own risk.
NEW YORK — If your friends are bad at keeping “Game of Thrones” spoilers to themselves, they are not alone.
Actor Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on the popular HBO show, recently said in an interview that he revealed his character’s fate to get out of a speeding ticket.
Harington appeared on “The Tonight Show” Friday and spoke with host Jimmy Fallon about the roller-coaster ride that is the life and death of Snow. In the latest twist of the fantasy series, Melisandre, a mystical priestess known as “The Red Woman,” performs a ritual on Snow that brings him back to life after the previous season left Snow dead after several Night’s Watch members fatally stabbed him.
The show’s offseason had led many to speculate on Snow’s true fate, though Harington kept things close to the vest. He told Fallon that when the show runners revealed his eventual fate, they told him he could not tell anyone — not even his mom.
But that apparently didn’t stop Harington from telling one police officer.
Harington told Fallon he was driving home from his parents’ house when he was pulled over by a policeman for driving too fast. He apologized to the officer, who then said, “Look, there’s two ways we could do this: You can either follow me back to the police station now and I book you in, or you can tell me whether you live in the next series,” according to Harington.
Harington said he told the officer, “I’m alive next season.”
The officer replied: “On your way, Lord Commander.”
Watch a segment of Harington’s interview in the video above.