'Game of Thrones' Star Kit Harington: 'I'm Going to Be a Good Little Hunk and Shut Up'

The break-out star who plays Jon Snow talks about his role in season five.

ByABC News
April 8, 2015, 9:45 AM

— -- Kit Harington, the “Game of Thrones” breakout star who plays Jon Snow, has gained a lot of attention for admitting he isn’t comfortable being called a hunk. But today on “Good Morning America,” he seems to have had a change of tune.

“I've kind of decided I'm going to be a good little hunk and shut up," Harington, 28, said, adding that he “did get into trouble” for complaining about his heartthrob status.

“It’s one of those--you say something and then didn’t realize people would jump on it,” he explained.

Harington has also said this will be a particularly wild season with a high body count.

“Anyone can die at any point,” he said. “We have to keep upping the bar. That’s the hard thing with the show. It started at season one with a high body count, big shocks and twists. It’s a matter of how do you keep that excitement going? How do you keep people entertained by it?”

The answer, he says, is “just by telling a really gripping story and being truthful to the idea that we set out at the start--that the good people don’t win.”

For the first time since filming the series, Harington himself doesn’t even know what surprises will arise this season. Not only has the television show officially caught up with George R. R. Martin’s books, but he intentionally didn’t read the entire script—only his scenes.

“This year I don’t know what happens in the rest of the season for anyone,” he said. “I don’t know who’s dead, who’s alive, I stopped any other actor from telling me what happened in their parts of the story. So I’m going to be watching it as a fan would now this year.”

Game of Thrones” season five starts this Sunday, April 12 on HBO.