How the Game of Thrones Premiere Tackled Jon’s Big Moment

Warning: this article contains spoilers for the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere.

The Season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones featured a moment fans have been waiting eight years to see: Thanks to Samwell Tarly, Jon Snow finally learned the truth about his parents, Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, and the fact that he’s actually the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.

IGN spoke to John Bradley about shooting the pivotal scene with Kit Harington, and how he found the balance between portraying Sam’s grief over losing his father and brother and conveying this vital information to Jon.

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