Jon Snow wasn't the only role Kit Harington auditioned for when trying out for Game of Thrones. Lucky for all of us, it's the role he got.
We've still got a ways to go until the July 16 premiere of 'Game of Thrones,' so let's cherish and analyze these new images from HBO in the meanwhile.
From 2011 to now, see what 'Game of Thrones' stars Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Wiliams are up to today.
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“I like to think of myself as more than a head of hair or a set of looks,” he said. “It’s demeaning."
These famous couples discovered romance on set, and it lasted well after they shot their last scenes together.