As the “Game of Thrones” cast prepares to say goodbye to Westeros,is planning on parting ways with something even more significant: His hair.
In an, the actor said that he would be shedding his signature Jon Snow ‘do as soon as filming wrapped, in order to create some distance between himself and the character that he’s played for the better part of a decade.
“I’d like to step away and enjoy the obscurity, cut my hair, make myself less recognizable as the character, and go do and some other things with a completely new look and tone,” Harington told EW.
The actor admitted that he’d have a tougher time letting go of his beard, but he said both would eventually have to go, as part of a “ritualistic” cleanse and hope for a fresh start.
“I can’t go into my next role looking the same,” Harington explained. “This role was brilliant, but I’ll need to get rid of Jon Snow.”
The actor isn’t the only one who’s already thinking ahead to his post-“Thrones” life. Last year, Maisie Williams said that she wasof tackling different projects, while just this week, Emilia Clarke shared a hailing her costars as “the family I’ll never stop missing.”
Thankfully, at least Harington and Clarke aren’t going anywhere just yet: They’re boththis year. Fingers crossed we’ll get to see them grace a red carpet this fall.