Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington covers GQ – Preparing for the return of Game of Thrones, actor Kit Harington stars in a cover shoot for the January 2015 edition of British GQ. Heading outdoors for a laid-back shoot, featuring fashions from John Varvatos, Paul Smith, Burberry Prorsum and more, Harington is photographed by Peggy Sirota.
On Game of Thrones:
“Game Of Thrones is my life, it’s my day job, I love it. But honestly, if there is a curse of Thrones, it’s a lifetime of having to talk about it.”
On not being allowed to cut his hair for the show:
“I’m more recognisable in public than much better-known actors. So many people watch, and I go around looking like my character.”
On always looking solemn:
“I’d get people coming up to me in the street and asking if I was OK. But this is my default. I laugh, I make jokes, I just happen to reside in this face.”
On finding success so quickly after drama school:
“It would be foolish to say I wish I’d gone through a period of longing. Because any actors going through a period of longing themselves would tear my f***ing face off.”
On his movie work:
“I won’t name names and I won’t name films but I’ve sat through private screenings, nearly in tears. Hating it. Thinking: this is the end, everything’s over.”
“They’re all narcissists. Every single one, I promise you. To have that verve, to get up and want to be watched. It comes from a place – either you were denied that attention as a child, or you were given lots of it and want more. Which is where I land.”
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