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03/26/2013 05:09 pm ET

Jon Snow Actor Talks Game Of Thrones Books (VIDEO)

Jon Snow actor Kit Harrington talked to Abbey Huntsman on HuffPost Live about George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series as well as its HBO adaptation, Game of Thrones.

During the segment, a fan of the books and show asked if Harrington had read the books in order to better develop his character.

Harrington says that he did, in fact, read the books: "I love that we've got...source material there."

He adds, "I really enjoyed them...I couldn't help myself."

He admits that some of the other actors haven't read the series because they don't want to know what happens to their characters.

Harrington also discusses the show straying away from the books. He states, "Obviously, you can't write an exact adaptation. You can't stick directly to what's in the books because they're huge; they're so expansive."

Season Three of Game of Thrones begins on Sunday. Will you be watching? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!

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