“The long-held speculation that Jon Snow is a Targaryen was finally addressed in the recently concluded “Game of ThronesSeason 7. Jon is not the bastard son of Eddard Stark but the child of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. Sam Tarly and Bran Stark shared this knowledge and soon Jon would learn it too. However, the question is who will tell him about his true lineage?

Bran knew all along about Jon’s parents

In an interview with Variety, “Game of Thrones” actor Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) addressed that revelation about Jon Snow’s parentage.

He revealed that Bran, being the Three-Eyed-Raven, knew all along that Jon is not Ned’s son. Wright said that Bran knew Jon is Rhaegar and Lyanna’s son, but believed Jon was born in Dorne and that he is an illegitimate child. Bran decided to keep this information to himself since he was more focus on the oncoming threat of the White Walkers and the Night King. Jon’s parentage was of less importance to him compared to the impending death that the army of the dead is about to bring to the North.

Sam Tarly reveals the truth

However, Samwell Tarly piqued Bran’s interest when he revealed that Rhaegar’s marriage to Ellia Martell was annulled. Rhaegar then married Lyanna Stark. We saw in the “Game of Thrones” Season 7 finale how Bran witnessed their secret wedding in Dorne and saw the birth of their son.

Lyanna entrusted her child, whom she named Aegon, to Eddard Stark. Sam and Bran then piece together that Jon Snow is Aegon Targaryen and that he is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. “That is why Bran gets a bit more animated in that scene,” Wright said.

Who will tell Jon Snow about his real parents?

Now the important question, who will tell Jon, that he is the rightful ruler of Westeros?

The new King of the North is the heir to the Iron Throne and not Daenerys Targaryen or Cersei Lannister. Will it be Bran Stark? Wright does not think that Bran is the best person to reveal the truth to Jon, since he does not have “quite the charisma anymore. “ Instead, he believes that Sam Tarly should break the news to his friend.

“I think it would be a bit better if Sam did it. Bran can do the finding out and Sam can do the talking,” he added.

Will Jon’s real lineage affect his relationship with the Stark siblings?

Wright thinks it does not have an impact on their bond together. He is interested to find out though how Daenerys will react when she finds out that Jon Snow is her nephew. It would also be interesting to find out whether Jon competes with Daenerys over the Iron Throne or settle being the King of the North. Likewise, who else will Bran and Sam tell about Jon’s parentage?