Kit Harington said Game Of Thrones “kind of screwed the political landscape” after politicians tried to emulate a character from the hugely popular show.
The British actor will be reprising his role as Jon Snow in the eighth and final season of HBO’s behemoth when it returns next month.
During an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, Harington discussed the impact of the massively popular series.
He said he “can’t quite grasp” the level of fame he has achieved since first playing Snow in 2011, and joked he “couldn’t even grow a beard then”.
Harington, 32, said the journey had been “extraordinary” and at the outset “all I knew is I booked a pilot on an HBO TV show and that was just winning the lottery anyway”.
He also discussed the impact Game Of Thrones has had on politics and said some politicians may have taken inspiration from King Joffrey, a tyrannical ruler who is cruel to his subjects.