When Game of Thrones sex monster Kit Harington isn't being drowned by the overlong hair they won't let him cut, he's stressing out about being sexualized. "To always be put on a pedestal as a hunk is slightly demeaning," he recently fretted to Page Six. "It really is and it's in the same way as it is for women. When an actor is seen only for her physical beauty it can be quite offensive."
Totally fair, it's just that, honestly, I never expected a collection of rock-hard abs, flowing locks, and pouty lips to speak human words, you know? It's like, whoa, this sword with a dick attached has feelings?
"Well, it's not just men that can be inappropriate sexually; women can be as well. 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. And I don't like that."
ALLOW ME TO BE REAL FOR A MOMENT, KIT: You have every right to dislike being treated like an object, but you should probably never complain about that to the press, because no one is going to feel sorry for you. Your female counterparts will always have it worse, you are rolling in money and probably BJs, and your job is pretty easy. Also, nobody forced you to be in Pompeii.
Also, you just made matters so much worse by referring to your "inner warrior":
"Well, I have an inner warrior," he smiles. "And I'm proud of my inner warrior. He fights for me every day. That's one of the things I like about myself. I can be quite brave in situations and foolhardy at the same time. Like Jon, just like Jon."
God, paging Anastasia Steele, am I right? Anyway, just like Jon, Kit Harington loves to love love—although, just to reiterate, he'd appreciate it if you ladies would back the hell up:
"I'm a hopeless romantic, maybe to a fault at times, because it's gotten me into trouble," he chuckles. "But I love romance. I think it's one of the greatest pleasures in life. It's about giving each other something, it's giving something away and it should be a most unselfish act. It's saying, 'I've hired a little cottage somewhere. We're going away! Surprise!"
SURPRISE! I'm Jon Snow, I'd like to make love to you in a cottage, please take me and my inner warrior seriously :(
"Redheads," he says, nodding his head. "Love redheads."
Okay, well, you know what, hey! Maybe I was being a little harsh. Let the man talk, you guys!
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