As the seasons went on and the show became more popular, and that sword's value went up, and up, [they got] slowly quieter about it.
"I think we did everything we could. We put together people in situations where we knew the paparazzi was around, so they would take photos and they would get on the internet to fake scenes", he said. "I think he's proud of it, but I think he's going to have about 10 seconds to be proud of it before he's right back in the proverbial poop". I'm so protective over this show now.
'I love Meereen but it's good to get out of Meereen because you're in one story and here you're in overlapping stories'.
Harington isn't the only cast member to have strong thoughts on the subject of leaking information to the public.
The British actor gave his frank assessment of the smouldering hero in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, telling the entertainment trade paper that he could not see Snow living happily ever after.
"They want something for their timelines, I suppose. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to have sex with my brother", he says while cradling Cersei's wine chalice. "I feel sorry for these people. This was agile and he could fight and move and I think it was a really interesting process just to take him out into this new look". They're not evil, but they're sad. There are times when we removed it because we wanted him to be more vulnerable.
The penultimate series will consist of just seven episodes, and fans are dying to find out what will happen now that winter is finally coming.
And that's what has been most of the conversation leading up to Game of Thrones's eventual return this Sunday.