"Sorry," Harington told Entertainment Weekly, when asked what he'd like to tell his fans now that his character's journey from living to dead and back is complete. "I'd like to say sorry for lying to everyone."
Harington, who publicly insisted his character wasn't coming back as part of an extraordinary effort to preserve the surprise, spoke to Entertainment Weekly as part of an exclusive cover story being unveiled Monday morning.
"I'm glad that people were upset that he died," Harington said. "I think my biggest fear was that people were not going to care. Or it would just be, 'Fine, Jon Snow's dead.' But it seems like people had a, similar to the Red Wedding episode, kind of grief about it. Which means something I'm doing —or the show is doing—is right."