Kit Harington Seems Fine Letting Go of Jon Snow, Wants Darker Roles

Kit Harington, best known for his portrayal of the noble Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones,” is ready to explore more complex and morally ambiguous characters in his acting career. Despite the heroic nature of his previous role, Harington expressed a clear preference for characters with deeper flaws and complexities.

Transitioning From Hero to Villain

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, linked to his latest film “Blood For Dust,” Harington shared his enthusiasm for his new role, where he sports a big handlebar mustache and embodies a genuine “dirtbag.” Reflecting on his iconic role in “Game of Thrones,” he stated, “My heart goes out to people playing heroes. They’re fucking hard to play and to make interesting. It is more fascinating as an actor, I think, to empathize with someone deeply faulted and wrong, to try and find your way into why they are doing these things.”

A Shift in Career Focus

After years of playing the virtuous Jon Snow, Harington revealed a deliberate shift in his choice of roles, moving away from traditional hero types. “If I look at the roles I’ve taken since playing an out-and-out hero in Game Of Thrones,” Harington remarked, “I have to admit there seems to be some sort of pushback about playing a hero. I’m not so interested in heroic roles, and if I am, they have to be pretty anti-hero-ish…I think people who do it successfully, who play classically heroic roles, are very talented actors. But at the moment, I just find it more interesting looking for the fucked-up people.”

Harington’s post-“Game of Thrones” career has been varied, including a less conspicuous foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a role in “Marvel’s Eternals.” His latest choices indicate a desire to tackle roles that challenge the typical hero archetype, favoring characters that offer more depth and personal conflict.

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