Kit Harington is already making plans on how to say goodbye to his Game of Thrones’ character Jon Snow. This HBO’s popular fantasy series is wrapping up with the filming of its eighth and final season, and soon as that happens, Harington will cut short Jon Snow’s signature long hair.
“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,” – Harington told Entertainment Weekly.
As it turns out, the 31-year-old actor intends to make a really big change.
“Short-short,” he explained when asked how short his hair will be. “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.”
Since long hair is Jon Snow’s most recognizable body feature, Kit Harington was contractually obligated to maintain this haircut through eight seasons of Game of Thrones. He did, however, cut it shorter between seasons five and six in order to try and fool the fans into thinking that Jon Snow is really dead and won’t come back to the show.
Game of Thrones season eight is set to air in early 2019, and unlike previous seasons, it will only have six episodes. The good thing, however, is that each of them will have running time more than an hour.