Shocking 'How to Get Away With Murder' Death! Watch the Star React on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
By Rachel McRady
WARNING: Spoilers ahead! If you haven’t watched Thursday’s episode of How to Get Away With Murder, don’t read on.
The body under the sheet belongs to… Wes! That’s right, How to Get Away With Murder fans were shocked on Thursday to discover that Wes Gibbins (Alfie Enoch), one of Annalise Keating’s original law students, will die this season.
Enoch will continue to film episodes for the remainder of Season 3 as the show flashes back and forth to reveal just who killed Wes and why.
The British actor, who got his start playing Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films, visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! after the reveal on Thursday to discuss the unexpected death.
“I was a bit [shocked],” Enoch told Kimmel. “You’re always hoping you’re not gonna be unemployed as an actor.”
The actor insisted he wasn’t expecting Wes’ death, saying, “[Co-star] Aja [Naomi King] not very nicely tried to convince me that it couldn’t possibly be Wes. She said, ‘No, no, because of this and that reason, it couldn’t be him.’ So I thought, ‘Oh, great! So I’m safe.’ But then I got a call from Pete Nowalk – the showrunner – his assistant.”
Enoch said he quickly comforted his co-stars after hearing the bad news, letting them know their jobs were safe, and Kimmel suggested he tell the audience who killed him, now that he didn’t have a job or loyalty to ABC.
“I’ve been trying to behave really well the last couple of months since I’ve finished because I thought, ‘Well, I’m a desperate man,’” Enoch said. “I’m not even a desperate man. I’m a man with nothing to lose!”
For more from Alfie’s co-star, Viola Davis, watch the clip below!