Remember the frenzy that was #HairWatch, when we were all scouring the internet daily to see if Kit Harington had cut his hair after Season 5 because it would have meant Jon Snow was no more? Well, welcome to #HairWatch2, because although a haircut wouldn’t mean anything this time around, Harington still hasn’t lost his signature look — and Season 8 filming wrapped two months ago. So what gives?
According to Entertainment Weekly, there’s no big mystery to it: the King in the North is still obliged to maintain his long hair in case re-shoots are required for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones
“We just finished filming. You can’t tell because I look exactly the same,” Harington recently joked at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he was promoting his new film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. “They [HBO] own me.”
And as for Harington’s views on the series ending? He hopes fans will be happy, but he knows that might not be possible.
A series that’s spanned “eight or nine years will be incredibly difficult to end,” he told MTV News, and “I don’t think everyone’s going to be happy. You can’t please everyone.” He compared it to how some of his own favorite shows — The Sopranos, Breaking Bad and The Wire — ended in ways that left viewers “never completely satisfied,” although he assured us that Thrones will not end in a diner as “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” plays in the background.