Is this who will play Jon Snow’s real father in Game of Thrones?

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  • Who's the daddy?

    Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

    At the end of Game of Thrones season six, we finally found out that fan theories were right about one thing: R + L = J. We may be waiting to find out exactly why Bran said ‘chaos is a ladder’ to Littlefinger, and whether this huge character will die at the hands of another huge character, but one thing we do know for sure now is that Jon Snow was not Ned Stark’s bastard. He is, in fact, the child of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen.

    There has been a lot of talk about what this means for Jon and his meeting with Drogon, considering that dragon blood runs through his veins, and whether or not Daenerys is already on her way to finding out his true parentage (and that the gorgeous, shaggy haired northerner is actually her nephew). But for now, fans are turning their attention to the potential actor playing Jon’s real daddy.

    One UK-based actor has been put under scrutiny from die-hard fans who are convinced he is set to play Rhaegar. Wilf Scolding, a former Royal Welsh College of Drama student, has been selected by Reddit users as the potential parent of the King of the North. Why? Because he follows Aisling Franciosi – who played the dying Lyanna last season – on Twitter, and she follows him back.

    When its this cold, you should probably jump in a river somewhere #wildswim #naturalwater

    A post shared by Wilf Scolding (@wilf.scolding) on

    Then there’s the fact that he also follows Game of Thrones hairstylist Kerstin Weller on Instagram, who, again, follows him back. Kerstin has been doing a lot of work on GOT season seven according to her profile on IMDB.

    Not convinced? Well Wilf’s name allegedly appeared on the cast list obtained by HBO hackers earlier this month. And he also appeared in Skins alongside Joe Dempsie (aka long-lost rower Gendry) and Hannah Murray (wildling Gilly) so he’s already got some connections to the show.

    Enough to cast him as the silver haired Targaryen?

    Maybe. But maybe not. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens in the next three episodes of the season…

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