You would probably think that Kit Harington and his fiance, co-star Rose Leslie, have been used to seeing gross things after spending an amount of time filming with the White Walkers.
But even though some of those zombies are actually the product of special effects, they are horrifying creatures that would scare even the toughest of people. And seems like Rose is still scared to death of… undead things. For April Fool’s Day, her husband hid a fake severed head inside their fridge and the result was iconic.
Source: The Jonathan Ross Show
“It turns out, now you’ve seen that, that she’s not a big, like my family does April Fool’s, her family doesn’t do April Fool’s. After that she was in tears. It didn’t go down well. She pretty much told me if I did it ever again that would be it, and I think that’s marriage included.” Kit stated in his appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.
People on social media also digged the prank.
“You tease the one you love! That’s how it works. Though if my husband tried this with me I’d probably just have shrugged and gone ‘at least it’s not my head.'” one commenter stated.
The couple announced their engagement in a notice in The Times, which read: “Mr K.C. Harington and Miss R.E. Leslie – The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire.”
Sounds a lot like a script from The Game of Thrones.
Kit and Rose met while filming the HBO series with her playing Ygritte with whom Jon Snow (Kit’s character) falls in love with. She was killed in the second-to-last episode of season four with Olly shooting her in the back.
When their engagement was revealed, someone on Twitter discovered that they were related. Kit’s Wikipedia page says: “Through his paternal grandmother, Lavender Cecilia Denny, Harington’s eighth-great-grandfather was Charles II of England.”
Meanwhile Rose’s has something very similar: “Her mother is Candida Mary Sibyl “Candy” Leslie (née Weld) of Clan Fraser, maternal great-granddaughter of Simon Fraser, 13th Lord Lovat, and descendant of Charles II of England.”
Distant relatives who were in love with each other on-screen, and still are in the real world? Amazing!