Kit Harington (Game of Thrones): why he no longer wants to play heroes like Jon Snow

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones): why he no longer wants to play heroes like Jon Snow

More than a year after the end of Game of Thrones, Kit Harington expressed his desire to stop playing roles like that of Jon Snow. The British actor now wants to play more complex male characters.


World famous thanks to Game of Thrones, Kit Harington struggled psychologically to move on. The weight of the character of Jon Snow was heavy to bear for the British actor and he took advantage of the confinement to take stock of his desires in his career. He says he is ready to open up to other roles and no longer wants to play characters like Jon Snow. Kit Harington said in an interview with Telegraph than “the men had an emotional problem”, according to him since the Second World War and this blockage is transmitted from generation to generation. For the actor, “the world no longer needs to see these kinds of male characters” which perpetuates certain stereotypes of toxic masculinity.

Kit Harington mourned Jon Snow

He pursues : “We don’t talk about how it feels because it shows a certain weakness and it’s not manly. I played a silent and heroic man and now I think that’s a role I don’t want. more embody “. The heroic, slick, and very ethical character of Jon Snow served as an exception in the ruthless Game of Thrones world filled with complex men and women. Kit Harington now wants to break away from these types of characters and wants to explore the theme of masculinity in a less conventional way. He also explained that this search for more open male roles came to him from a fulfilling childhood and a gender-neutral education, his playwright mother Deborah Jane Catesby not having hesitated to offer him dolls and Polly Pockets when he was a little boy.

The end of Game of Thrones was a kind of liberation for the British actor and the confinement allowed him to do a real work of introspection and to know if he still wanted to do this job: “It was interesting – during this confinement, to mourn the show, where at the end I didn’t even know if I still wanted to be an actor. […] But I realized I missed it. It’s a great revelation “. Kit Harington will therefore not be leaving the film sets any time soon. For the moment, we can find the actor in season 2 of the crime series Criminal UK on Netflix and see him next year in Chloe Zhao’s Marvel Eternals movie in which he plays the superhero Dane Whitman aka the Knight. black.

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