Kit Harington has put up with a lot over the past 8 years.
The 31-year-old has had to handle the mantle of being an instant sex symbol, contend with keeping the biggest secret of Game of Thrones and trying to keep Whitewalkers at bay.
But perhaps his biggest challenge has been managing his infamous hair. As part of the actor’s duration on the snow, his contract stipulates that he is forbidden to cut his hair. Now, with the final season of the HBO series having wrapped, Kit can finally do with his hair as he pleases.
The Englishman told EW, “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.”
What does that mean?
“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.”
Let’s hope his ears stay warm with winter coming…