Kit Harington shaved his beard, and now fans of the hit HBO series, Game Of Thrones, are worried that this means his character dies on the show– again!
— Kit Harington (@Kit_Updates) June 1, 2016
Photos of a clean-shaven Harington were shared via a fan account on Twitter. The look is a huge departure from the bearded visage fans have gotten used to when he plays Jon Snow on Game Of Thrones. This led some fans to think that the character may be killed off on the show again, even though he was resurrected earlier this season. Needless to say, the new look has not gone over well on social media.
so since kit shaved does this mean that jon is going south to be a smol princelin????
— anaking skywalker ⚯͛ (@Randomly_Jessi) June 2, 2016
— CΘNΣ (@cone_w) May 9, 2016
Nope nope nope. Kit Harington, you look hotter and sexier with a beard. You look like some…idk without it????
— Aila Angelie (@_TATApatata) June 1, 2016
kit harington shaved his beard and i could feel the tears in my eyes
— amy (@omfgthe1975) June 1, 2016
However, there are some fans who think he looks great even without the beard.
Even without his beard, Kit Harington is perfect
— Winterfell’s my home (@DarkKnightArya) June 1, 2016
According to US Weekly, the pictures of a beardless Kit Harington were taken outside a London theater, where he’s playing the lead role in a play called Dr. Faustus.
— Erkut (@Erkut_Denizer) June 2, 2016
All of this fuss over his shave probably won’t amuse Kit Harington very much. He recently spoke out about how much male objectification in Hollywood bothers him.
“If you said to a girl, ‘Do you like being called a babe?’ and she said, ‘No, not really,’ she’d be absolutely right. I like to think of myself as more than a head of hair or a set of looks,” Harington said in an interview with The Sunday Times. “It’s demeaning. Yes, in some ways you could argue I’ve been employed for a look I have. But there’s a sexism that happens towards men. There’s definitely a sexism in our industry that happens towards women, and there is towards men as well.”
— bye love (@fxckingtragedy) June 2, 2016
Speaking of Kit’s hair, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss recently confessed that they played the most epic prank on Kit Harington back in Season 1 of the show. Entertainment Weekly reports that Dan and Dave made him think that he would have to shave all of his hair off for his role as Jon Snow.
The producers sent him a fake script for Episode 8 of Season 1. During the scene where Jon sets a wight on fire to save Lord Commander Mormont, things end very badly for Jon and his hair. According to Entertainment Weekly, the full page of the fake script can be found in Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 1 & 2, a book by Bryan Cogman. Here’s part of what Kit Harington would have read, thanks to Dave and Dan’s hilarious prank:
Jon plunges his hand into the fire, seizes the burning drapes, and FLINGS them at the dead man, engulfing them both in flames…. When the fire is finally out, we see by torchlight that all of Jon’s hair has burnt down to the scalp.
The skin on the top half of his face has been melted in the extreme heat, blistered and pustulant. Despite what must be the extreme agony of permanent disfigurement, Jon stands stoically by his master’s side…. Jon smiles, his teeth shining brightly in his destroyed face. Mormont, sickened, has to look away.
Luckily the scene was fake, and Jon’s hair was spared.
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