Game Of Thrones’ Jon Snow ‘can’t be dead’, says star Carice van Houten

Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten has said she does not believe Jon Snow is really dead.

The 38-year-old actress, who plays Red Priestess Melisandre in the bloodthirsty series, remains unconvinced of the demise of the warrior (portrayed by Kit Harington) in the series five finale.

Carice van Houten

Carice van Houten plays Melisandre (Evan Agostini/Invision)


“No, he can’t be dead. No!” she said at the London Film And Comic Con.


Carice also weighed in on fans’ theory that her character could bring Jon back to life, as fellow Red priest Thoros of Mry did for people in the second series.

“I’ve seen that on the internet; like I’ve seen stuff saying, ‘We’ll forgive you if you save him’,” she said.

However, the Dutch actress admitted she has also received Twitter threats from fans, after Melisandre’s involvement in the brutal death of Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram).


“I had so many people on Twitter telling me ‘F**k off, b***h’,” she recalled.

“I’ve never had so many death wishes in my life. It was so interesting to experience that. I mean, I knew it was coming – I thought, I’m not gonna get any more sympathy after this!”


The sixth series of Game Of Thrones is scheduled to start shooting in coming days, with a return to UK screens in 2016.