'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington wants to try lighter, more comedic roles: 'I don't want to repeat Jon Snow'
Kit Harington said in an interview that if he were to ever take on another fantasy-like role 'it'd have to be the right thing.' after playing the iconic Jon Snow for nearly a decade in the HBO show
Jon Snow has declared that he is done with Winter. "I don't want to try and repeat Jon Snow," Harington told Harper's Bazaar, adding that if he were to ever take on another fantasy-like role "it'd have to be the right thing." The ‘Game of Thrones’ actor played the role of Jon Snow for nearly a decade in eight seasons of HBO's hit fantasy drama.
"But you're an actor to kind of step in and out of many different roles. I don't want to step back into the same thing," he said. As to where he's interested in taking his acting career next, the 32-year-old actor suggested: "Maybe something slightly lighter."
Harington hasn't been timid about testing out his comedic side. Last April, he hosted 'Saturday Night Live', taking questions from his 'Game of Thrones' co-stars asking for spoilers on the series' final season. "It's a very heavy, heavy show, heavy role," he said of both 'Game of Thrones' and Jon Snow's character. "So something which is a bit lighter, a bit funnier maybe. Other than that, I don't really know."
During the appearance, fans were quick to notice the actor had shaved off his signature beard and cut his luscious locks — a move that shocked and upset many and even forced some to beg the actor to "grow back" the beard, in particular. Harington addressed his new look when speaking with Harper's Bazaar, explaining shaving his beard and cutting his hair was a step that helped him to transition into life post 'Game of Thrones'.
"That [hair] was my 20s, and I've got to move into a different chapter. Part of that is your appearance and what you put out to the world," he said. But moving past the long-running series doesn't mean the actor isn't nostalgic. In fact, he told the magazine he hopes to one day have his costume as a souvenir — though he isn't "allowed" to have it at the present moment. "I mean, they're all boxed and museum-ed. I hope one day, one day when everyone's forgotten about 'Game of Thrones', I might get to buy my costume back or something." As for the one thing he did keep, he replied promptly, "I kept my gloves."
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