Jon Snow's true heritage was all but confirmed in Game of Thrones Season 6: Episode 10 during the Tower of Joy sequence, and Isaac Hempstead Wright has teased what to expect from it next season. Warning: the following article contains spoilers for the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale.
The explosive introduction to the finale aside, there were a ton of shocking reveals in Game of Thrones Season 6: Episode 10. Arya's surprise appearance in Westeros certainly startled us, and it looks like Jaime might kill Cersei in Game of Thrones Season 7 given the glares he gave her. But the real highlight of the episode for many fans was the reveal that Jon Snow isn't Ned Stark's bastard, but instead the son of Lyanna Stark. While the father wasn't revealed, there's a pretty huge and game-changing theory about it that we won't spoil for you here. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Isaac Hempstead Wright was asked how it felt to be part of such a significant moment of Thrones history, and he said: "Oh, it was really cool. Here's this character who we saw at the very beginning of the show as someone we maybe thought would never go anywhere — just the bastard son. Now we're learning that his parents might be the most important people in the history of Westeros."
The actor continued: "It was fantastic. I would have been happy to just sit and watch it onscreen, but to actually stand there and watch the action firsthand, and almost be involved in it in a way. It's the audience, through Bran, getting to understand the significance of this moment." Hempstead Wright also added that he thinks Bran does understand what he's seeing, and when asked if Bran knew the baby was Jon, said: "I think he can probably work it out. You can see that crushed look on Ned's face. We don't hear a lot about what Lyanna says. Something along the lines of, 'If Robert finds out, he'll kill him.' Something to that effect. When Bran sees his father's reaction and understands that this is a surrogate child his father has brought up, he thinks to himself, 'Well, wait, what surrogate children has my father brought up? Oh! Jon Snow! So Jon Snow isn't my half-brother.' But we still are pretty clueless as to the father, I think." For regular updates on Game of Thrones, click the green subscribe button below. Who do you think is Jon Snow's father?