Harington, 29, said he was going over the speed limit on his way to his parents’ house one day – “I was being a bit naughty” – and a police officer pulled him over and gave him an ultimatum.
“He said, ‘look there’s two ways we could do this. You could either follow me back to the police station now and I book you in. Or you can tell me whether you live in the next series of Game of Thrones.’ ”
So, Harington did what anyone would do.
“I looked at him and went, ‘I’m alive next season,’ ” the actor said as the studio audience (and Fallon) erupted in laughter.
“[The officer] says, ‘On your way, Lord Commander. Keep the speed down,’ ” Harington added.
He told Fallon that although he was sworn to secrecy by the show’s writers, he couldn’t keep completely quiet – “I told mom and dad straight away,” he said.
“Sorry! I’d like to say sorry for lying to everyone,” he told EW”.