Sean Bean, the actor who played Ned Stark in the first season of Game of Thrones, is once again stating his belief that Ned was not Jon Snow’s biological father.
Vulture had already asked Bean about this last year. And Bean telling them:
"I've definitely got some unfinished business that needs to be resolved there. I'm obviously not Jon Snow's dad. And you need that to be revealed at some point, don't you?" Bean then later had to clarify that he didn’t actually know what was going on.
But now, with the show slightly touching on Jon’s parentage in episodes of Season 5. Vulture brought it up again, with Bean saying "He’s not my child. He isn’t. That's what I suspected all along."
If this ends up being true, Bean says he thinks it could lead to some interesting stories.
“I think that’s probably an interesting journey for Jon Snow as a character and for [Kit Harington] as the actor,” he says. “He’s been very fortunate in being one of the characters that had a very meaty, substantial, very complex story to be able to discover for himself. He’s been lucky to survive!"
Fans have been theorizing about Jon’s parents for years, with the “R + L = J” theory. There’s enough evidence in the books to support R+L=J that many fans basically take it as fact, but who knows, we could be wrong.
If you don’t know what that equation means, you can check it out below but be warned possible spoilers!
Rhaegar Targaryen + Lyanna Stark = Jon Snow
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.