In a new interview with RadioTimes.com, Kit Harington speaks on a subject that often comes up: the high levels of violence present on Game of Thrones, considered gratuitous by some.
“I don’t see a problem with it because you mostly always feel the consequences of that person dying,” he tells RadioTimes. “In Thrones it’s war and awful, awful things happen, as we see on the news daily. And if we’ve got an appetite for watching these things on the news then you can’t shy away from it on cable drama.”
Harington also weighed in on the upcoming season, which completed filming this past December. “It was phenomenal this season. They’ve seriously overreached themselves,” he says. “They’ve built it in the right way – it could have got a lot sillier a lot earlier and it hasn’t. It’s progressed in the right way story-wise. It’s so brilliant this year.”
Harington is giving many interviews these days, to promote his new film Testament of Youth. In UK’s Metro, Kit talks on another, somewhat lighter topic: his hair, and his obligation to maintain his long, naturally curly hairstyle during the show’s run.
“I know, how the f**k did they do that? I screwed myself over there,” the actor acknowledges.
Harington explains, “I don’t want the bother of it all really. If you look a certain way or you have a certain look it dominates what people think you are. So I’ll cut it off quite soon. As soon as I’m allowed.”