Kit Harington’s Vanity Fair pictorial: cheesy hipster-poet or totally hot?


You should know by now that Kit Harington (Jon Snow on Game of Thrones) isn’t really my type. I don’t usually go for the dark-eyed pillow-weeper types, all sensitive and sweet. So this is me trying to Dong It Forward for those of you who enjoy Kit or Jon Snow or dark-eyed poets. Kit is promoting Pompeii and he did this rather lovely photoshoot with Vanity Fair. I’m enjoying these photos a lot, although I have to admit… the GoT costumes really suit him. They make him look bigger, more rugged. In normal, modern clothes, he looks nice but he looks more like the sensitive little guy who will cry when you dump him.

Kit’s also getting some buzz this week because his name is being floated for the reboot of The Fantastic Four franchise. I don’t really understand why they need to remake these films, but sure. Kit is apparently reading for Reed Richards. It would be a good move for Kit to take a part in a potential franchise like this, but… I don’t know, I doubt he’ll get it.

When Kit was on the SAG red carpet, he teased the new season of GoT just a little bit and SPOILER (?) even hinted at the idea that Jon will die this season. I have no idea if that’s true – I think after The Red Wedding, everyone feels like any of these characters could go at any time. I’m hoping that Joffrey gets killed off this season, but in my mind, Daenerys, Tyrion and Arya live forever. Here’s the trailer for GoT Season 4:

The trailer for Pompeii looks… uh… well, I hope it doesn’t lose too much money.



Photos courtesy of WENN, Vanity Fair.

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  1. littlestar says:

    I like the photos. He looks like a broody poet from another time.

    I’ll confess, I love him as Jon Snow! :D

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Ditto and ditto. Best photos I’ve seen of him.

    • GIRLFACE says:

      Shame. Shame! He is so much hotter in the knights watch get up. I feel like he should shave in order to wear normal clothes? I’m not crazy about these, they are chez whiz. He’s still a babe though.

  2. TheOriginalKitten says:

    So so cheesy…why does he always have that mope-y douche look on his face?
    Combine that with his shortness and he is like a polar vortex to my biscuits.

    • Liv says:

      He has this look in his eyes, like he’s a wounded deer or something. I find him hot as Jon Snow, but his look gets cheesy pretty fast ;-)

    • Myrto says:

      Because that’s the only expression he’s able to make, whether it’s on tv or for a photoshoot?
      Or probably because “broody” is supposedly hot? Who knows. This guy does nothing for me.

      • Miffy says:

        He takes it too far, though, it’s not so much ‘brooding’ as it is ‘cries after sex and gets sympathy PMS’.

        Never take off the GOT garb, Kit, never.

      • LadySlippers says:

        I agree. At first the pout was sexy but he has a one colour palette that gets pretty monotone after awhile. I’m honestly surprised he’s gotten *this* far acting as he’s not that good.

        He gives off the ‘pretty boy player vibe’. Also not attractive which is unfortunate because this guy should be making most women swoon….

    • Gefeylich says:

      He’s more than cheesy – he’s an utter crap actor who ruins every GoT scene he’s in. I loved book Jon Snow so much, & this lox has absolutely ruined the character. All the other GoT casting has been do good – why did they choose this greasy-mulleted fidget for such a pivotal role?

      Sent from my iPhone

  3. Leah says:

    He is hot in these. Not that hot on the red carpet!

  4. jinni says:

    He has great hair and something about his face reminds me of Mandy Patinkin, which is a good thing.

  5. Sixer says:

    I think he’s lovely to look at although not really one of any of my list types (Fanty: take note – such animals do exist).

    But I don’t think he looks like a weeper. I think he looks like a d’Artagnan type – wet behind the ears but heart in the right place and all, y’know, brave and stuff. Or I suppose, he looks like Jon Snow!

  6. FingerBinger says:

    I think he is gorgeous,but he always looks like he’s going to cry.

    • mom2two says:

      Agree. While I don’t think these pictures are the best, they are probably the best he’s done.
      I think Miles Teller will get the part of Reed Richards. Even though Kit’s ex-costar Richard Madden is also in the running for the part and I think he’s the best for it.
      Kit, for all of his good looks, is not a good actor and Pompeii does not look like a good movie at all. I wish he would have held out for better.

  7. joey says:

    Give Sherlock his coat back!

  8. Patricia says:

    The pic of him walking through water is supremely cheesy. I love Jon Snow but Kit needs a break from brooding. It would be great to see a shoot where he has a great big smile on his face.

  9. Dawn says:

    I only like the one in the water.

  10. BreeinSEA says:

    I still would. Hard!

  11. Ash says:

    He seems to always do the exact same face in most, if not all, of his pictures. Can we get a smile instead of pouty and broody?

  12. DesertReal says:

    For cryin out loud!
    He doesn’t die this season.
    Game of Thrones is not The Walking Dead.
    The show doesnt play willy-nilly with storylines.
    Read the books people.

    Ps: Kit is smokin hot in a tie him up and do unthinkable things to him kind of way…not so much a sweetshop wrecker as he is someone begging to be wrecked by this sweetshop.

    • Mr. Stinky FishFace says:


      Even if people read the books they still might toss it up a bit, but one thing is for sure, there is no way they kill Jon Snow. You learn quickly who the “main” players are and they’re not always who you assume.

    • Anon says:

      I agree! I’m surprised people believe he will die next season. I’ve not read the books but it has always seemed to me that Jon Snow is destined for a much bigger purpose in the storyline eventually (classic underdog that you have to watch out for).

      And I love Kit! I’ve read some interesting things about him before, mostly that he was actually more of a ‘bad boy’ type than cheesy hipster poet. Kind of puts him in a different perspective for me.

    • epiphany says:

      Regardless of the twists and turns GRRM puts in the last 2 books, it’s obvious that what happens to Jon Snow is central to the storyline. Kit’s just teasing – no way Jon Snow is dead (or stays dead.)
      He’s very pretty in the shoot, and doesn’t look the least sickly, anemic, or reptilian – a nice change from the everyday.

      • Seán says:

        I’ve read all 5 books so I know who lives and who dies but for those who haven’t…I can see why people would wonder if it’s true or not.

        Ned died and he looked like he was going to be the main protagonist of the show in Season 1. It then looked like Robb and Catelyn would get a successful revenge arc but that didn’t work out so well for them either. Meanwhile, villains such as Joffrey and Cersei go on living. For the uninitiated, Game of Thrones is very unpredictable in what way the characters will go. Even though Jon, Dany and the Stark children feel important, I know reading the books, that I believed anyone could go. That’s the beauty of GRRM’s writing.

      • LadySlippers says:


        YUP. I’ve read all the books and George has made it clear he’ll kill anyone. ANYONE. Makes for an interesting read that’s for damn sure.

        Speaking of the books — know when the next one is coming out? Seems very appropriate on this post considering the cliff hanger we were left with. (I won’t say exactly what because it would be a spoiler)

      • Dave says:

        Jon Targaryen… sorry… Jon Snow is definitely destined for something much bigger!

    • MonicaQ says:

      God that was my biggest gripe about Walking Dead too.

      I read ASOIF in college back in the early 2000s and it’s been kind of amusing to watch people who’ve only watch the show like my husband go, “BUT WHAT HAPPENS?! I DON’T HAVE TIME TO READ!”

      If there are 3 people that aren’t dying, it’s Rickon, Jon, and Dany.

  13. Kiddo says:

    Romance novel covers. The first one deviates into emo territory, as you said.

  14. Talie says:

    Jon can’t die! My theory is that he ends up with Daenerys — fire and ice.

    • epiphany says:

      I know a lot of people ship them as a couple, but GRRM’s writing is so unpredictable, I really doubt they end up together. I think Jon himself is the “ice and fire”, i.e., Stark-Targaryen. Actually, I’m thinking he may make Jon and Dani adversaries!

    • Jessie says:


      A lot of fans think that Jon and Dany are related (she would be his aunt through Rhaegar if the Rhaegar + Lyanna = Jon theory is true) so I kinda hope they don’t get together

  15. Observer says:

    I was just thinking today about how all the new actors are so….average looking.
    Where are the young Marlon Brando’s, Paul Newman’s, Brad Pitt (Fight club), young Johnny Depp (Benny&Joon). Young Robert DeNiro etc…They were so unique and good looking back then.
    Makes me sad because I look around and most guys are scrawnyfat–skinny jeans wearing–green tea drinking–iphonegenerationdouchebagpooftas.
    So when I watch movies I don’t want to see the same thingggg waaahhh. I’m one of those “rare” visual girls who needs lots of visual stimulation. Sucks to be me.

  16. P.J. says:

    Oh, total “cheesy hipster-poet” and I still SO would!

    Why this beautiful man hasn’t starred/isn’t starring in dozens of those wonderfully written, gorgeous BBC & PBS period dramas is beyond me. He’d be PERFECT for them-wouldn’t even have to alter his appearance or accent :) Gah ❤ Jon Snow!!!

    • bob says:

      Because the BBC generally have higher acting standards than this pretty little thing can maintain. He would look lovely in period gear, though.

      • Kelly says:

        Well BBC cast Gemma Arterton as Tess of the D’Urbervilles, so they have been known to slip up now and again…

  17. kensington_kitty says:

    Ooooh, more Kit for me. He is real British aristo as opposed to that pale ginger Sherlock that everyone else seems to love on this site.

  18. OriginallyBlue says:

    I don’t care, he is beautiful and I want him.

  19. Brown Eyed Girl says:

    my hubs said they are rebooting the fantastic four series because eventually Marvel will want to do a Civil War movie which in marvel land is like xmen and avengers and fantastic four and spiderman in this war against the government. They all pick sides either pro government or against government registration or something like that.
    The guy who plays Captain America also was in the fantastic four franchise so they need to replace him in the series.

    and Kit Harington is gorgeous. I love his real accent as opposed to his Northern GOT accent. i just want to run my fingers through his hair *swoon*

  20. Chinoiserie says:

    I has only one facial expression. He should be a model, not an actor.

    • LadySlippers says:

      But even models need to have more than one expression. He’s hot but needs to be way more versatile.

  21. Bria says:

    Overall, the photos are nice, but he looks bored out of his mind.

  22. Ally8 says:

    More bland beefcake than brooding poet.

  23. Nerd Alert says:

    I LOVE JON SNOW. But this is not nary as hot.

    Re: Fantastic Four. Like The Incredible Hulk, they will keep remaking the film with different actors until it doesn’t suck giant cajones. See: Batman, Spiderman, Superman. Anything with Jessica Alba can’t be good so…yeah, they’re going to remake that. They will also probably remake the Green Lantern, Daredevil, and Elektra because comic book movies had a whole new standard to rise to once Christian Bale’s Batman movies and The Avengers came out.

    • Happy21 says:

      I totally agree with your take on why the movies keep being redone. I am not usually a huge fan of superhero movies but the ones I have been watching as of late have been a zillion times better than the crap I watched like Daredevil and Fantastic 4. I could see re-making them to try to better them.

  24. Kimberly says:

    he’s an actor not a model so I’ll think they’re fine.

  25. Livan says:

    Cheesy hipster poet’s are just my type actually, so of course I love it! ;)

  26. Happy21 says:

    Not a hipster fan at all but I love Jon Snow and Kit is such a babe so he looks wonderful. I have no desire to see a movie such as Pompeii but I might have to go and ogle him ;)

  27. Kelly says:

    He does seem like he’d cry if you broke up with him, lmao.

    And major major laughs at that comment on the Pompeii trailer, cannot wait for that cheesy cliche trash to come out in the cinema, lol!

    On a side note, he is genetically blessed, lucky bastard.

  28. Lilacflowers says:

    Why does he never smile?

  29. koolkitty says:

    You know nothing, Jon Snuh…

  30. Amy says:

    Jon Snow does have a big role in the series. But don ‘t mistake him (or any other character for that matter) being too important to kill off. I’ve read all the books and you learn pretty fast that NOBODY is safe.