Game of Thrones' Kit Harington: 'I'll shut up and be a good little hunk'

Published Thursday, Apr 9 2015, 12:15 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has joked he's going to "shut up" and just be a pretty person after being criticised for complaining about his heartthrob status.

The English actor – who plays Jon Snow in the HBO series – told Good Morning America that he hadn't expected his comments to cause so much reaction.

Kit Harington at world premiere of 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 held at the Tower of London, 18 March 2015

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At the Game of Thrones world premiere for series five, held at The Tower of London in March.

He said: "I did get into trouble for that. It's one of those–you say something and then didn't realise people would jump on it. I've kind of decided I'm going to be a good little hunk and shut up from now on."

His comments caused lots of laughter in the GMA studio.

Kit had made headlines last month after saying being called a hunk was "slightly demeaning" and could overshadow his actual acting.

"I'm in a successful TV show in a kind of leading man way and it can sometimes feel like your art is being put to one side for your sex appeal. I don't like that."

Game of Thrones's fifth series starts Monday, 13 April at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.



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