Kit Harington plans to cut his hair 'short-short' after Game of Thrones filming wraps up
After playing Jon Snow across eight seasons and donning his iconic long curls, the actor says he will chop off his hair for new beginnings
There is still a year to go for the eighth and final season of 'Game of Thrones' but for the cast, filming has wrapped up. Emilia Clarke posted an emotional goodbye to her "family" from the show on Instagram and Kit Harington has decided to let go of his iconic locks after his filming is done.
Harington has played the role of Jon Snow across eight seasons and his curly long hair has grown to be his signature look.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Harington said; “I’d like to step away and enjoy the obscurity, cut my hair, make myself less recognizable as the character, and go do and some other things with a completely new look and tone."
The 31-year-old actor precisely says that he plans to go “short-short.”
"The beard will be harder to get rid of — I quite like the beard. I like having the long hair and beard both, but it will be like ritualistic thing. I can’t go into my next role looking the same. This role was brilliant, but I’ll need to get rid of Jon Snow,” he adds.
However, Harington had trimmed his long locks while on hiatus between seasons 5 and 6 and when his character was supposedly dead, to actually sell the idea in the press that he was finished with the show.
Harington is still filming GoT and we would like to believe that his next role can determine his makeover plan. Also, he isn't the only actor who wants to shake things up a bit after his iconic role. Emma Watson also chopped her long hair after wrapping Harry Potter for a similar reason, noting, “I’m not a little girl anymore. I’d been on Harry Potter for 10 years so I needed to mark the end of it in some way. I needed a drastic change and that’s what the crop was all about,” she stated.
According to the HBO production schedule, Harington should still have his current style in his wedding photos as the actor weds former GoT costar Rose Leslie (Ygritte, his on-screen flame) on June 23, according to the BBC.
"A 23 June date has been posted at the Huntly registration office in Aberdeenshire," the report stated. "The actress's father, councilor Seb Leslie, owns a castle in his West Garioch constituency."
Game of Thrones returns to HBO in 2019.