The Game of Thrones' season six finale finally confirmed Jon Snow’s lineage, but the real shocker is what happened when actor Kit Harington auditioned for Winterfell’s honorable bastard several years beforehand. In an interview with W, Harington revealed that he showed up in front of Game of Thrones producers with a black eye because of a World Star-like altercation the night before.

"I got in this fight with this guy at McDonald’s," he said. "I went into McDonald’s with this girl I was sort of dating at the time, and it was late at night, and there was no seats. I asked this guy and this girl he was with if we could sit at the same table as them, and they said yes."

That’s when things went from zero to one hundred.

He continued: "We sat down, and quite quickly he started to be really rude to the girl I was with, calling her names. And then he called her something, like an ugly pig or something, and I got up and said, 'No you can’t call her that, get up.' So I called him up for a fight, which I had never done before."

But the heroic act didn’t exactly go as he had expected. "He got up, and he just kept [getting taller], and I realized that I had to, at that point, throw the first punch otherwise I’d look like a complete wimp. And I got battered," he said.

Fortunately for him, no one seemed to mind the bruises. "So then I went to the Jon Snow audition with a black eye, which I think that man who punched me in the face may have helped me get the job. So, if you’re watching, thank you!"

Yes, thank you.