KIT HARINGTON DOESN’T WANT TO BE A HUNK, IT’S “DEMEANING”
As we prepare for the season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones, Page Six reports on Kit Harington’s battle with being a hunk. The talented actor shares, “To always be put on a pedestal as a hunk is slightly demeaning. It really is and it’s in the same way as it is for women. When an actor is seen only for her physical beauty, it can be quite offensive.”
Harington continues, “Well, it’s not just men that can be inappropriate sexually; women can be as well. I’m in a successful TV show in a kind of leading man way and it can sometimes feel like your art is being put to one side for your sex appeal. And I don’t like that.” Discussing media inquiries, the Game of Thrones actor reveals, “In this position you get asked a lot, ‘Do you like being a heartthrob? Do you like being a hunk?’ Well, my answer is, ‘That’s not what I got into it for.’” Currently, outside of Game of Thrones, Harington can be seen as the face of Jimmy Choo Spring Summer 2015 by Steven Klein.