Actor Kit Harrington doesn’t want to play stereotypical, silent, masculine characters. Since they don’t show their true feelings.
Jon Snow was a typical strong silent type in the series Game of Thrones on HBO, but that’s not a role the actor Kit Harington is interested in playing in the future. In a recent interview, he revealed that inherited male trauma has prevented men from being honest about their feelings both in real life and on-screen.
I feel like emotionally, men have a problem, a blockage, and that blockage has come from World War II, passed down from grandfather to father to son, explained Kit Harington. We don’t talk about how we feel. He shows weakness because he’s not masculine.
Having played a silent man, who was heroic, I feel like, in the future, that’s a role that I no longer want to do, Kit Harington said of Jon Snow. It is not a male role that the world needs to see much more.
What will his character in Los Eternos be like?
Marvel signed Kit Harington to play Dane Whitman/Black Knight in the movie The Eternals (2022); for now, we have very few details of his character, so we do not know if he will look like Jon Snow and that is why he no longer wants more roles like that, or it will be totally different, and he is much more comfortable giving it life. He has probably not comment on anything because he has to keep the movie a secret on Marvel’s orders. Although his role may be short and he has not been able to explore the Black Knight in depth. So his words would be a warning to those who have to create future stories where Dane Whitman fits.
Kit Harington recently delivered a unique and very different performance in Netflix’s Criminal: UK, so it looks like his career will take him on new paths now that Game of Thrones is over.