"The producers of ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dan Weiss and David Benioff, gave us his audition tape, and this is exclusive," Kimmel told his audience Monday night to set up the sketch (above). "In anticipation of the Season 7 premiere this weekend, the exclusive never-before-seen Kit Harington screen tests."
The faux screen tests include the 30-year-old actor trying out for the roles of Cersei Lannister, Arya Stark, Ygritte, Hodor, Daenerys Targaryen, a White Walker and even Harry Potter.
Once the tape wrapped, Kimmel started to question the star actor about what fans can expect to see when the show returns to HBO this Sunday. Unfortunately, the actor was extremely tight lipped.
“We don’t see them until you guys see them,” he said. “I’ll see the premiere a few days before you, because I’m going down for the premiere on Wednesday.”
Then Kimmel tried to get creative to see if Harington would slip about the fate of his character this season.
“How long until you go back to shooting the show?” Kimmel asked.
“That was sly,” Harington responded. “I don’t know. I don’t know if I’m back in the show. I can’t tell you!”
And with no luck, Kimmel transitioned the conversation to find out other information, like what would really happen if Harington did slip while appearing on a late-night show.
“Is there a financial penalty that would be associated with it? And if so, how much is it?” he asked.
“It’s more what David and Dan would do to me,” Harington said. “They could write some pretty horrific stuff. They could humiliate me in ways I can’t [imagine.]”