British actor Kit Harington has no problem with depicting violence in TV shows as viewers are faced with the grim realities of life whenever they watch a news channel.
The Game of Thrones star, who plays Jon Snow in the fantasy series, is adamant the horrors depicted in the drama help emphasise the futility of violence and the impact of the losses it can cause.
He tells Britain's Radio Times magazine, "I don't see a problem with it because you mostly always feel the consequences of that person dying. In Thrones it's war, and awful, awful things happen, as we see on the news daily. And if we've got an appetite for watching these things on the news then you can't shy away from it on cable drama.
"In Thrones, as much as they bury the dead they see very quickly there is an impact that those deaths have which I'm constantly playing. People are always dying around me in Thrones."