Kit Harrington talks Dane Whitman and Marvel secrecy on Eternals when he made an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, as linked below. Harrington is of course playing Whitman in Eternals, which releases, finally, this November in theatres.
“I just think it’s an aura, I think that there’s a kind of, like… you just know. No one tells you, no one says you can’t say anything. First of all, I didn’t get sent a script, I just got sent ‘This is who you’re playing.’ And so I was like ‘OK,’ so I just had to Google the character, which is a hell of a way to kind of work out who you’re playing. I Googled him, and I was like, he’s a character called Dane Whitman, and I realized he has a sword and rides a horse, and I was like ‘I know this guy! I’ve been this guy!’ But actually he’s quite different.”
Fan will certainly point to the similarities between Whitman and Harrington’s most famous role of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. Though despite both kind of wearing black, and wielding a magical sword, they’re nothing alike, honest.
Harrington was also asked about some rumors that pop star turned actor Harry Styles made a cameo appearance in Eternals.
“No idea, unless I’ve been recast and he’s playing my part, not a clue? No comment! I hear he’s a great guy, yeah!”
The correct answer to that question Mr. Harrington, was ‘who cares?’ Though Harry styles aside, I do look forward to seeing Harrington in the MCU. The actor was not always lauded for his craft in Game of Thrones, but he really pulled off Jon Snow from the books well in earlier seasons. The later season, well, the writing just didn’t cut it when compared to the start did it, for all characters.
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