Jon Snow and Ygritte are dating in real life, and even Ygritte didn't know that (spoiler alert) Jon Snow was coming back to life. That is to say, Kit Harington (who plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones) apparently didn't tell his girlfriend, Rose Leslie (who played Jon Snow's love, Ygritte, on Game of Thrones), that his character's death would be reversed in the current season of the show. Leslie was asked about the plot twist on Sky News' Sunrise program Thursday, Mashable reports.
"Now in real life you two are a couple, and I heard Kit Harington had to lie to the cast members effectively and say he was dead—did he lie to you or did you know the secret and keep it really well?" asked presenter Sarah-Jane Mee. "I had no idea," Leslie responded. "I was kind of like, just as surprised as the rest of the world when the man woke back up again." That's interesting because, as the International Business Times reports, Harington previously told Entertainment Weekly that he was allowed to tell his immediate family members and Leslie about the plot twist: "I told her from early on," he said. "She was allowed to know." (Read more Game of Thrones stories.)