Time for another episode of “Celebitchy Presents: Kit Harington Says Words.” Because our first two episodes this week were shockingly popular. Yes, I realize that you nerds are just using these Harington stories as Open Posts to discuss Game of Thrones. I’m fine with that because I’m totally obsessed too (HODOR). I’m including some photos of Kit, out and about in London over the past few days. A quick note about his style: he’s TOTALLY wearing skinny jeans. His jeans are skinnier and tighter and more jegging-y than Anne Hathaway’s husband’s jeans.
Kit’s been doing a lot of press this week, only he wasn’t supposed to be promoting GoT. I only just realized that. He’s promoting his new film The Spooks: The Greater Good. He just happens to get a ton of GoT questions wherever he goes. Questions about… his hair. And whether he thinks he’s pretty.
Kit Harington is “driven insane” by people asking about his hair. The Games of Thrones hunk can’t stand being questioned about his dark luscious locks and finds it distracting when people obsess over his looks.
When asked what his least favourite question to be asked is, he told DJ Nick Grimshaw on UK station BBC Radio 1: “There is always someone who wants to ask me about my hair and it just drives me insane. It’s hair, it’s just hair. I’m just amazed by it, it follows me everywhere.”
The radio presenter asked if the actor had told his publicist to send out a message that interviewers were not to ask about his hair. To which Kit replied: “Oh we have.”
It’s not just his hair that gets Kit’s fans in a frenzy.
The Spooks: The Greater Good star said: “When people focus too much on people’s looks or appearance for a role, it can sometimes feel like that is all that’s being focused on. Sometimes you want to try and get away from that.”
Kit, 28, did say he doesn’t get offended when someone says he is gorgeous, in fact he thinks it’s “lovely”. But he added: “It can distract at times … I don’t consider myself that beautiful.”
Kit has complained about the focus on his looks before, even going so far as to say that it’s “demeaning” when people put him on a “pedestal” for being a “hunk.” Of course, after that, Kit had to take it back and say “I’ve kind of decided I’m going to be a good little hunk and shut up.” To be fair to him, I think there’s a lot of focus on his looks and his hair and all that. But I do think he should just deal with it because… for goodness sake, it’s the exact same thing as an actress whining about being too beautiful to get good roles. And to be fair to us, he was the one who spent the Game of Thrones promotional tour for the first season talking about his hair and how he doesn’t wash it when he plays Jon Snow. Of course we’re going to ask him about it! PS… Lena Headey constantly teases him about his hair too.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.