Kit Harington knows exactly how he will be celebrating the end of Game of Thrones: the star plans to cut the hair that has charmed fans for seven seasons so far.
Game of Thrones was created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss based off of George R. R. Martin’s series of novels, A Song of Fire and Ice. The series started in 2011 and is currently still on air. The final season of the show is currently being filmed. Kit Harington plays the prominent character of Jon Snow on the show, who is the son of Ned Stark.
Harington has maintained Jon Snow’s classic locks since he started working on Game of Thrones in 2011. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, he said he would like to retire from the popular show by cutting his hair and retreating from public life for a while. He 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.”
When asked how short he planned to go with his hair, he said, “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.”
Fans immediately expressed their shock; many can’t imagine Kit without his signature hair.
Game of Thrones is coming to an end…. Kit is cutting his hair and we'll never see him playing Jon Snow again… IT'S REALLY HAPPENING ???????? pic.twitter.com/Frh1XRpcsn
— ℝίτα ? (@JonxDanyy) June 19, 2018
Kit Harington wants to cut his hair after the end of got. We won't see him as Jon Snow anymore ?
— Anna (@deckerstark_) June 19, 2018
OH MY GOD I GOOGLED IT AND KIT SAYS HE PLANS TO CUT HIS JON SNOW HAIR. noooo. can i have it. um, no reason.
— Julie?✨ (@manicmoonshroom) June 19, 2018
— Game Of Thrones Viral (@OnlyGOTViral) June 6, 2018
if kit harrington is going to cut his hair i‘m going to cut mine too ?
— s ᴇ ʟ ɪ ɴ ᴀ ? (@ColaCappy) June 20, 2018
Harington’s new look will probably have to wait until after his wedding. According to BBC, the actor is intending on marrying Game of Thrones costar, Rose Leslie, on June 23.
During filming for the show, Kit Harington cut his hair only once. This was when the end of the season was a cliffhanger and the production team wanted to create a buzz about whether Jon Snow was dead. When production started and it was confirmed that Harrington would be continuing on with the show, he grew his locks back into their usual style.
Game of Thrones will return for its final season in 2019.