Big changes are coming to ‘Game Of Thrones’ going forward…right down to the looks of one of the show’s most important characters! Yup, Kit Harington confirmed that Jon Snow has made a major change to his hair now that he’s alive and well. Get the scoop here!
If you only loved Jon Snow for his long, curly locks, then you’re not going to be too happy about this! The beloved hairstyle worn by Kit Harington throughout previous seasons of Game Of Thrones is going to be very different going forward, and the actor spills all about it in a new interview.
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“We cut it much shorter for this season and do a different hairstyle this season and put it up in a bun,” Kit admitted to Entertainment Weekly. Paparazzi photos of Kit from last June revealed that he had cut his hair, and many speculated that that meant his GOT character, Jon Snow, was really dead and not returning to the show.
However, it was clearly part of a bigger plan and for the show — and the actor used that to trick fans about his fate on the show. “I wanted to sell [the story that he was leaving the series] a bit more,” he explained. “I know in the past I said I’d cut it off when I can. I wanted to appear with shorter hair straight away so it would sell the lie.”
But since his hair was so long to begin with, not all the fans fell into the trap! “Nobody’s noticed I’ve had short hair,” he added. “We’ve chopped most of it off, and people were like, ‘Oh look, he’s still got long hair.’ So that didn’t work as well.”
Game Of Thrones viewers were completely shocked during the May 1 episode when it was revealed that Jon Snow was actually alive, and Kit has had to keep the secret for MONTHS, even from his co-stars, which was NOT easy!
“At first I thought I would find it fun, this will be a fun game,” he said. “But I had to lie to a lot of close friends and cast members and crew. The longer it went, the more I felt like I was betraying them.” The one person he did tell, though? His girlfriend, Rose Leslie, who played Ygirtte on the show. Awww!
What do you think of Jon getting a hair makeover, HollywoodLifers? Will you miss his curly locks?