Did Kit Harington aka Jon Snow just take the words right out of our mouths? The actor who plays Jon Snow in the George RR Martin’s adaptation of Games of Thrones feels that the current political scenario is very like that of the fictional continent, Westeros with their battle to gain control of the Iron Throne. Kit, while appearing at the Tuesday Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert said that the recent times have somewhat started resembling the plotline of his hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, about the power struggle among seven warring kingdoms as they ignore threats from an immortal enemy.
The actor, who stars as the fan favourite character, Jon Snow, was asked by late-night show host Stephen Colbert about Game of Thrones being a "big culture definer for the 2010s".
"So we can blame you for where we are right now," Colbert joked in an oblique reference to contemporary US politics, to which Harington agreed and said King Joffrey (one of the most hated villains on the show) may have been an inspiration for some politicians.
"I got this theory that we kind of screwed the political landscape," the actor said, adding that it seems as if the current times are emulating the show. I just felt like certain political figures tried to emulate (King) Joffrey and things went a bit wrong," Harington said.
In a dig at US President Donald Trump, Colbert added, "Got the hair."
Game of Thrones based on the books by GRR Martin, the much anticipated final season returns this April 14.