Kit Harington may be winding up his run as Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones” but based on his hilarious performance on Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” he should he headlining his own comedy series next. Kimmel treated his audience to supposed screen tests done by Harington for various characters on the the HBO fantasy series. As Kimmel explained,”Kit actually auditioned for a couple of other characters on the show. The producers of ‘Game of Thrones’ gave us his audition tape in anticipation of the season seven premiere this weekend.” (Watch the actor make merry in the video above.)
Among the “GoT” roles Harington tried out for, albeit unsuccessfully, was Cersei Lannister, who is played by three-time Emmy nominee Lena Headey. The trouble started when he couldn’t even say the character’s name correctly. Then he mangled her signature sign-off: “When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to have sex with my brother.”
Having no luck with that audition, Harington then had a go at Arya Stark, a part that ultimately went to Maisie Williams, who reaped an Emmy bid last year for her work. Failing again, he came back in costume as Daenerys Targaryen, a character that has earned Emilia Clarke three Emmy nominations to date. The playful actor flashed us his “dragons,” a pair of plastic breasts.
Having run out of “Game of Thrones” characters, Harington had one last trick up his sleeve as he appeared in costume as Harry Potter and declared, “I’ve been accepted into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.”
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